Welcome to Dez Reads, where we explore the latest in finance, law, technology, culture, politics, and sports upheavals. This week spotlights Conde Nast’s surprising windfall from Reddit’s IPO and delves into the free speech battles on social media platforms. We explore the rising tide of AI-generated spam on Facebook and the cultural ripples from ongoing royal photo controversies, the political disillusionment of Gen Z, and, in sports, the shocking allegations of Shohei Ohtani and his interpreters’ involvement in a tangled web of loyalty, deception, and high-stakes gambling.

Each story offers insights into the evolving dynamics of media, technology, legality, celebrity, and sports. Join us as we explore these narratives, each shedding light on the different headlines driving today’s news.

Here we go.

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