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Saturday December 24th, 2022 morning edition

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After publication of this story, Twitter head of trust and safety Ella Irwin told Reuters in an email that "we have been fixing and revamping our prompts.

The removal of the feature, known as #ThereIsHelp, had not been previously reported.

Its elimination had led to increased concerns about the well-being of vulnerable users on Twitter.

AIDS United said a webpage that the Twitter feature linked to attracted about 70 views a day until Dec. 18.

The sources with knowledge of Musk's decision to order the removal of the feature declined to be named because they feared retaliation.

Twitter had launched some prompts about five years ago and some had been available in over 30 countries, according to company tweets.

Musk has said he wants to combat child sexual abuse content on Twitter and has criticized the previous ownership's handling of the issue. »

West Point moves to vanquish Confederate symbols from campus

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The United States Military Academy, as West Point is officially known, was established in 1809 along the bank of the Hudson River in upstate New York.

More than a half-dozen of the commission’s recommendations for West Point involve Lee, who graduated second in his class in 1829 and later served as superintendent.

Two other Confederate officers in the commission’s crosshairs were West Point grads P.G.T. Beauregard and William Hardee. »

Microsoft claims FTC's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard buyout is unconstitutional

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Microsoft has issued its response to the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against its planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

The FTC has claimed the $69bn deal would let Microsoft suppress its games industry competition.

Microsoft reiterated that it intends to release Activision Blizzard games day and date on Xbox Game Pass, something it is currently unwilling to negotiate with the FTC. »