Looking Back on a Big Year in Silicon Valley

From an Inside the Times story by Soumya Karlamangla headlined “Looking Back on a Sobering Year in Silicon Valley”:

This was a busy year for the tech world.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, laid off more than 11,000 employees, the most significant job cuts in the company’s history. Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion, and has begun suspending the accounts of journalists and others.

Social media’s disinformation problems only got worse. National security concerns continued to mount over TikTok, the Chinese-owned viral video app. And the entire cryptocurrency industry plunged into crisis.