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X took payment from terrorists, campaigners say

Elon Musk’s X, formerly Twitter, granted subscription perks to designated terrorist groups and others barred from operating in the US, according to campaigners. The Tech Transparency Project (TTP) found X had granted blue check marks to accounts tied to Hezbollah members, among others. For $8 (£6.40) a month, a tick allows longer posts and better…

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Universal Music to pull songs from TikTok

Universal Music is set to pull its millions of songs from TikTok after a breakdown in talks over payments. The move would mean the social media platform would no longer have access to songs by artists including Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Drake. Universal accused TikTok of “bullying” and said it wanted to pay a…

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MrBeast reveals he made $250,000 from X video

The world’s most popular YouTuber, MrBeast, has revealed he made more than $250,000 (£197,000) from posting a video on X, formerly known as Twitter. He had previously said it was not worth posting on the social media site as creators only got a small amount of advertising revenue. However, after a U-turn last week, he…

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