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Donald Trump is reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban

The company said in a blog post Wednesday it is adding “new guardrails” to ensure there are no “repeat offenders” who violate its rules.

FBI examines Snapchat’s role in fentanyl poisoning deaths

Agents have interviewed parents of children who died and are working to access their social media accounts to trace the suppliers of the lethal drugs, according to the people.

Elon Musk stiffing some local businesses for millions

A consulting firm and an air charter company are suing Twitter over unpaid invoices for services pre-dating Musk’s $44 billion takeover.

US accuses Google of abusing monopoly in ad technology

This marks the fifth antitrust lawsuit filed by US officials against Google since 2020 as lawmakers and regulators around the world try to rein in the power that big tech companies exert over information and commerce online.

Twitter faces lawsuits over unpaid rent for US HQ, UK office

Elon Musk is slashing costs after his $44 billion deal last year to buy Twitter left the company on the hook for about $1 billion in annual interest payments.

MIT students, faculty afraid to speak their minds on sensitive issues, report says

Earlier this month, the MIT faculty voted to adopt a statement of principles that promise broad protection for students and scholars who express controversial opinions.

Two elected officials drafted legislation to regulate artificial intelligence technology — with some help from ChatGPT

The chatbot is already helping get some work done on Beacon Hill, although it might not be too happy about the goal.

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Four things you didn’t know about crypto exec Sam Trabucco

This week the Globe published a profile on Trabucco, who now seems to be the odd man out in the FTX saga. Here’s a list of interesting tidbits that didn’t make the cut.