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Meta's new prototype chatbot has told the BBC that the Mark Zuckerberg-led company "exploits people for money and he doesn't care. It needs to stop!"
Meta says the #AI chatbot can chat on "nearly any topic" but might produce rude or offensive answers. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62497674
UPDATE. Now being unbanned...
Following our outcry @PENamerica, the Alpine school district in UT will *no longer* be removing 52 books outright, but "temporarily restricting" them, so that parents can opt their kids into being allowed to read them if they so choose. #FReadom /1 https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1554209510134525952
The Vandegrift High School #BannedBookClub is one of many teen-led efforts nationwide.
“Teachers are afraid of losing their jobs,” @jonfreadom said. “Principals only have so much that they can do in the face of school boards. But students can protest. Students can speak out.”