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TikTok's CEO to testify before U.S.-Congress in March TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew plans to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23. In his first first appearance Republicans are expected to use the hearing to highlight security and privacy concerns over video app. TikTok offered more transparency in the past week in an attempt to win over U.S. Regulators.

Social Campaign: M&M’s Are the Best Trolls on the Internet After a long crusade by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the brand put its spokescandies on hiatus. But in the end, it may just be the perfect troll-campaign for Super Bowl.

Chinese internet search giant Baidu plans to launch a ChatGPT-style bot in March ChatGPT, OpenAI’s artificial intelligence tool, has amassed more than a million users within days of its debut in November, touching off a debate about the role of AI in schools, offices and homes. But Chinese companies are not behind in their efforts to newly define, what A.I. can do for us.

TikTok general counsel no longer in charge of working with officials to keep app in US The general counsel of TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance is no longer in charge of working with officials to keep the app in US.

After TikTok’s success, can Chinese firm ByteDance challenge the dominance of Meta’s Quest in the virtual reality world? After TikTok’s overwhelming success in the social media world, virtual reality has become the next battlefield for Chinese firm ByteDance and Facebook’s parent company Meta.

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Hootsuite will stop its "Always Free"-version from March 31 The company still did not comment on it, but users are sharing screenshots of their accounts, stating the free version will end soon.

Cory Doctorow: „It's too late to save Tiktok“ „Now that it has been infected by enshittifcation, the only thing left is to kill it with fire“, Doctorow writes in an essay about the lifecycles of companies and why TikTok has its turning point now

ChatGPT could help to „enshitify“ communication - and social media But is „en-human-ised“ communication the thing we really want? On the other hand, it’s hard to overstate how existentially threatening OpenAI is to companies like Google and Meta

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