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September 29, 2022 T&S Newsletter



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AI can now create any image in seconds, bringing wonder and danger


Washington Post | September 28, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Since the research lab OpenAI debuted the latest version of DALL-E in April, the AI has dazzled the public, attracting digital artists, graphic designers, early adopters, and anyone in search of online distraction. The ability to create original, sometimes accurate, and occasionally inspired images from any spur-of-the-moment phrase, like a conversational Photoshop, has startled even jaded internet users with how quickly AI has progressed.


Five months later, 1.5 million users are generating 2 million images a day. On Wednesday, OpenAI said it removed its waitlist for DALL-E, giving anyone immediate access.

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Twitter Ran Ads on Profiles Trading in Child Sexual Abuse Content


CNET | September 28, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter


Twitter said Wednesday it's investigating how ads from major brands appeared on profiles that were soliciting or selling child sexual abuse content.


"We are working closely with our clients and partners to investigate the situation and take the appropriate steps to prevent this from happening in the future," Twitter spokesperson Celeste Carswell said in a statement.

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Archie Battersbee: Mother tells of death threats and online abuse


BBC | September 28, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media


Archie, 12, died when his life support was withdrawn after his parents lost a legal battle with a hospital trust treating him about his care.


Hollie Dance, from Southend, Essex, said a noose had also been left on her son's grave.


She said she had been subjected to "vile comments and accusations", mainly through social media.

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TikTok Reports 62% Jump in Fake Profiles Being Created in the App


Social Media Today | September 28, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok


TikTok has published its latest overview of Community Guidelines Enforcement responses, which outlines all of the videos and accounts that it either removed or otherwise took action on in Q2 this year.


And as the saying goes – ‘Mo’ Users, Mo’ Problems’.


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