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The A.I. Election, Bitcoin’s Wall Street Debut and TikTok’s Doodad Era

The A.I. Election, Bitcoin’s Wall Street Debut and TikTok’s Doodad Era

OpenAI has released its plan to fight disinformation in elections in 2024, but will its policies be consequential compared to those of other generative A.I. companies? Then, a watershed moment had crypto fans celebrating for the first time in maybe more than a year. And finally, what one writer’s attempt to sell a used mechanical pencil on TikTok says about how the platform is changing.

Today’s guests:

  • David Yaffe-Bellany covers the crypto industry for The New York Times

  • John Herrman covers technology for New York Magazine

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A blue sign with stars and arrows that reads "Vote."
Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Photo: Patricia Marroquin, via Getty Images

“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Niemisto Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Paula Szuchman, Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.

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