Amazon Reviews are Undergoing a Big Change — And It’s Not a Good One

While the experience of shopping on Amazon has changed quite a bit over the years as the company has grown in size, one handy part has always been the customer reviews -- especially when you're worried that a low priced item is too good to be true. Reviews written using ChatGPT have begun to pop up all over Amazon, per a report from CNBC, and people are taking notice of their strange wording. "As an AI language model, I don't have a body, but I understand the importance of comfortable clothing during pregnancy," reads one review for maternity shorts. Read More...

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Twitter changes stoke Russian, Chinese propaganda surge

Twitter accounts operated by authoritarian governments in Russia, China and Iran are benefiting from recent changes at the social media company, researchers said Monday, making it easier for them to attract new followers and broadcast propaganda and disinformation to a larger audience. The platform is no longer labeling state-controlled media and propaganda agencies, and will no longer prohibit their content from being automatically promoted or recommended to users. Together, the two changes, both made in recent weeks, have supercharged the Kremlin’s ability to use the U.S.-based platform to spread lies and misleading claims about its invasion of Ukraine, U.S. politics and other topics.

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