Good morning, Austin! Here are some of the tech stories we are following this morning:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends Alex Jones’ time-out and says he’s rethinking the platform
“Whether it works within this case to change some of those behaviors and change some of those actions, I don't know," Dorsey said in an interview with NBC News. "But this is consistent with how we enforce."
Then, in an interview with the Washington Post, Dorsey said he is rethinking "core parts" of the social media platform.
Dorsey told the Post he's experimenting with features that would address misinformation and "echo chambers" on Twitter. He also acknowledged that with fewer resources than Facebook or Google, Twitter has to make difficult decisions when it comes to safety.
Choosing to invest in one thing, he says, "comes at a cost of not doing something else."
Other headlines we’re following this morning:
Bloomberg reports the e-commerce giant is in the running to buy Landmark Theatres
Gains are proving harder to come by since the ride-hailing service has reached a global scale
Tesla shares are falling after reports a federal regulator has issued a subpoena following a tweet by CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private.
Walmart on Thursday reported quarterly earnings and sales that topped analysts' expectations, thanks to more shoppers in its stores and a huge leap in online sales.
Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook.
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