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Law & Crime, Laura Shin Partner for “Bonnie and Clyde” Crypto Podcast

Shin will walk her listeners through the entire story, starting with Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein’s relationship and how they allegedly tried to launder $4.5 billion worth of Bitcoin

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The Dan Abrams-owned Law&Crime Network is collaborating with journalist and “Unchained” host Laura Shin to launch an investigative podcast series about “Bonnie and Clyde,” a crypto couple accused of attempting to launder $4.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Law&Crime to tell this tale about stolen Bitcoin with the depth and level of detail it deserves,” Shin said. 

“It will be a fascinating journey not only into the lives of this couple that has already captivated the internet but into how blockchain sleuthing enabled the government to track them down.”

Shin will walk her listeners through the entire story, starting with Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein’s relationship and how they allegedly tried to launder $4.5 billion worth of Bitcoin robbed from Hong Kong’s Bitfinex, which is one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges.

“We are excited to partner with Laura Shin, who will bring her incredible level of expertise into this wild story about crime, technology, and social media,” Law&Crime President Rachel Stockman said. 

“This story has all of the elements to keep true crime junkies on the edge of their seats and we could think of no one better than Laura to break it all down.”

Shin’s new series coming to Law&Crime is helping grow the network’s crime-related podcasts, including the top-rated “Court Junkie,” “They Walk Among America,” and “The Dan Abrams Show.” Episodes will be published in the coming months as part of an ongoing series on crypto-crimes. 

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Kara Swisher: Advertisers Don’t Feel Safe on Twitter

CNN’s Chris Wallace talked with some who knows Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Kara Swisher, who shared her thoughts on the future of Twitter.

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One of the dominant topics around news media is the future of Twitter after the latest mass exodus of staffers, considering how many consume their news, which is why CNN’s Chris Wallace talked with some who knows Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Kara Swisher.

Swisher was a guest on Wallace’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” on HBO Max and CNN, where the two discuss the state of Elon Musk since acquiring Twitter a couple of weeks ago.

“Right now, the way he’s behaving around Twitter, I’m not sure what’s going on,” Swisher said. “It feels careless in a way that I don’t think he’s been like. In this case, his ID has completely taken over. And it’s it’s out of control and nobody’s controlling it.”

Additionally, Swisher gave her opinion on how she sees the saga at Twitter ending and whether or not it can succeed under Musk.

“He’s got a lot of debt,” Swisher added. “That’s, that’s the issue, even though he’s the world’s richest man for now. Because Tesla’s stock where he gets most of his wealth is down rather considerably. He’s, he’s gonna have to build a business. He’s sort of insulting advertisers doesn’t seem to be — wouldn’t be what I would do.

“Given 96% of their business is advertising but he attacked them as woke which was ridiculous. He’s alienating his big users like myself and active users. We had some amazing stuff going on with Twitter spaces. And every advertiser left us because they didn’t want to be part of this. They didn’t feel safe on the platform. It was a great deal we were working on with Twitter.”

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Elon Musk Announces News Policy on Speech for Twitter

“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” Musk tweeted. 

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After Twitter saw another mass exodus of employees on Thursday, new owner Elon Musk revealed on Friday the social media platform has a new policy regarding free speech.

“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” Musk tweeted

“Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.”

As a result, some Twitter accounts will be restored, but that doesn’t mean there is no freedom of consequence for those who violate these new rules set by Musk.

“Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated,” Musk added. “Trump decision has not yet been made. Note, this applies just to the individual tweet, not the whole account.”

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News Media Reacts to ‘#RIPTwitter’ After Latest Exits

On Thursday, there was another mass exodus of exits at Twitter as many workers rejected Elon Musk’s terms for staying with the company.

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On Thursday, there was another mass exodus of exits at Twitter as many workers rejected Elon Musk’s terms for staying with the company, choosing instead to depart.

Musk presented an ultimatum to commit to working in an “extremely hardcore” style at the company or leave, with a good portion opting to exit the social media platform. 

Twitter staffers began posting the salute emoji, signaling that someone was exiting the company. Although, as news broke, there was plenty of reaction to the future of the social media platform as the #RIPTwitter began trending. 

Here’s what some in the news media had to say:

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