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Model Chrissy Teigen quits Twitter, citing well-being

American model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen quit Twitter on Wednesday, becoming the latest celebrity to ditch the platform after facing abuse. Like many tech behemoths, Twitter is under increasing scrutiny for facilitating torrents of invective against users, commonly from anonymous accounts, in posts often carrying racist or misogynistic overtones. Earlier this week, Teigen faced a backlash after announcing the launch of a line of plant-based cleaning products, in partnership with reality TV star Kris Jenner. Some users accused her of “selling out” during a time of pandemic-induced economic...

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The first tweet ever sent out fetches $2.9 million at auction

“just setting up my twttr” — @jack The first message ever fired off at Twitter sold on Monday for US$2.9 million (SGD 3.9 million) when its sender Jack Dorsey accepted the winning bid for the collectible as a “non fungible token” or NFT at an auction. “Jack accepted the offer from sinaEstavi for $2,915,835.47,” read a tweet from the Valuables by Cent auction platform. “This tweet is now minted on the blockchain.” The profile on the auction-winning account indicated it belonged to Sina Estavi, chief executive of blockchain technology-related startup Bridge Oracle. A copy of Dorsey’s inaugural...

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