Microsoft Reined in Bing and Reddit’s Chief Executive Steve Huffman Defends Section 230

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Bing AI isn’t sentient. But it’s more than glorified autocomplete. How do we talk about — and understand — the power of today’s large language models? Then, Reddit’s C.E.O., Steve Huffman, on Section 230 and why the future of the internet lies with the Supreme Court.

Plus: Meta is charging for blue checks.

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Facebook plans to sell “Meta verified” accounts.

“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land. 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, Hanna Ingber, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.