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The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device, in April. New Twitter owner Elon Musk says he is granting "amnesty" for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Unrest has continued at Twitter headquarters as employees have left the company en masse. David Odisho/Getty Images hide caption

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How Twitter's platform helped its users, personally and professionally

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A photo illustration shows the reactivated Twitter profile of former US President Donald Trump. Elon Musk reinstated him on the social media platform on November 19, 2022. Stanislav Kogiku/SOPA Images/Lightrocket via Getty Images hide caption

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FTX Arena, which the Miami Heat call home. Miami-Dade County and the Miami Heat are ending their arena naming rights deal with FTX after the company's collapse. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The Everyday Crypto Investors Caught Up In The FTX Implosion

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Twitter's new owner Elon Musk at the 2022 Met Gala in New York City in May. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/ hide caption

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Elon Musk's backers cheer him on, even if they aren't sure what he's doing to Twitter

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The departures of thousands of Twitter workers is raising fears about the stability of the influential social media site under new owner Elon Musk. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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How likely is a complete Twitter meltdown?

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Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes arrives for her sentencing at federal court with her partner Billy Evans in San Jose, California. Holmes was convicted of four counts of fraud for allegedly engaging in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud investors. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison for Theranos fraud

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Jake Thacker in Portland Ore. had about $70,000 worth of investments in his account on FTX. He may have lost it all. Jake Thacker hide caption

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FTX investors fear they lost everything, and wonder if there's anything they can do

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Founder and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco on Nov. 2, 2015. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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It's judgment day for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

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Twitter in San Francisco. The social media company has laid off thousands of workers and contractors, including many involved in determining whether material on the site broke the site's policies or violated U.S. or foreign laws. David Odisho/Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter employees quit in droves after Elon Musk's ultimatum passes

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