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What are Twitter bots, and why is Elon Musk obsessed with them? -- Tesla founder wants the SEC to investigate Twitter's claims about spam and fake accounts on the platform.

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Musk says he'll scrap Twitter buy unless he gets clarity on fake accounts -- Billionaire demands proof that less than 5% of Twitter's accounts are fake or spam. Analysts say he's angling for a better purchase price.

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Elon Musk angling for cut-rate deal on Twitter, analysts say -- Tesla CEO's $44 billion offer for the social media company is "out the window," one Wall Street analyst says.

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal is "temporarily on hold" -- Tesla founder says his $44 billion purchase of the social media giant is being held up by questions over spam and fake accounts.

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Twitter fires 2 executives, adding to Elon Musk buyout turmoil -- Social media company said it dismissed two senior managers and will freeze most hiring.

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California lawmakers push sweeping changes to kids' privacy online -- Modeled after new U.K. regulations, the bill sets strict new rules for social-media apps used by kids and teens.

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Amazon announces new $60 tablet -- Retailer unveils two versions of its affordable Fire 7, which can be preordered ahead of June debut in stores.

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Truth Social fails to produce ad revenue -- Former President Trump's Truth Social site has yet to generate any ad revenue, according to a new regulatory filing for the business. CBS News tech reporter Dan Patterson joined CBS News' Mola Lenghi and Tanya Rivero to discuss.

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First pictures of Milky Way's black hole -- Astronomers have managed to get the first images of the black hole located at the core of the Milky Way. Scientists across seven countries released the first ever image of the black hole called Sagittarius A*. Jeff Glor has more.

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Ford releases electric F-150 Lightning -- Ford is getting ready to roll out its all-electric F-150 Lightning. It will be the first mass-market electric pickup truck in the United States. Kris Van Cleave went on a test drive.

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Technology aids probe into alleged Russian war crimes -- The war in Ukraine is the most documented war in history thanks to camera phones and social media. For "60 Minutes," Scott Pelley reports on Bellingcat, a group of online investigators using artificial intelligence to expose alleged Russian war crimes.

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal "on hold" -- Elon Musk says his $44 billion takeover bid for Twitter is "on hold" as he seeks more information on the platform's spam accounts. CBS News tech reporter Dan Patterson has more on that, plus how Musk is also reportedly facing a SEC investigation for late disclosure after buying a substantial stake in the company.

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Elon Musk puts $44 billion Twitter deal on hold -- Elon Musk says his deal to buy twitter is on hold. The company's stock plummeted after the announcement. Musk then tweeted that he is still committed to buying twitter. Tech reporter Dan Patterson joined CBS News' Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers discuss the latest developments.

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal is "temporarily on hold" -- Elon Musk announced that his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is "temporarily on hold" pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform.

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Baby formula shortage intensifies in the U.S. -- Parents across the country are scrambling to find baby formula, as one recent report shows 43% of the top-selling products are out of stock. Peter Pitts, president and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and former associate commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, joins CBS News' Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers to discuss the latest on the shortage.

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