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What Twitter and Crypto's decline could mean for us all

Discover the news beyond the headlines with our daily selection of the stories that matter.

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Our daily selection of the global stories that really matter. Discover the news beyond the headlines with Curio. Every morning, host Manish Verma selects analytical and thought-provoking articles from the world’s leading publications, leaving you better informed and ready for your day. This week on Informed we’re looking back at the biggest news stories from 2022, and today we are looking at the impact of Big Tech. Losing Twitter would be a geopolitical catastrophe. It sounds dramatic, but the platform has been a powerful agent in the democratisation of information over the past decade. And, as our first piece from Foreign Policy explains, its potential demise could spell the end of free speech worldwide. Is crypto’s turmoil ultimately a good thing? Once worth roughly $3 trillion, the cryptocurrency asset class has lost 72% of its value, with no noticeable fallout for the traditional banking system. The Wall Street Journal reveals that crypto’s lack of connections with traditional finance means its problems haven’t spilt over into the economy.

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