QElon: “Researchers monitoring a firehose of public tweets found signs of increasing toxicity—before Elon Musk reversed bans on Trump and other divisive figures.” In other words, we’re just getting warmed up. Meanwhile, 50 of Twitter’s top 100 advertisers have pulled out of the platform. And John Herrman sums things up in NY Mag: “Musk’s public pronouncements, tweets, and Twitter interactions since the acquisition have taken a clear right turn.” Twitter Is Just a Guy Now. (After being addicted to Twitter for so many years, I was hoping I’d be that guy.)

+ You’ve Got Some Bols: “More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded the electoral authority annul votes cast on most of Brazil’s nation’s electronic voting machines.” Bolsonaro contests Brazil election loss. Contesting an election weeks after a fair result? What kind of madman would do something like that?

+ Wring Tone: “Footage has emerged of workers clashing with hazmat-suited officials over delayed pay and working conditions. The world’s largest iPhone factory has been under strict covid lockdown for weeks.” Violent protests break out at Foxconn’s iPhone city.

+ Power Play: “A punishing new barrage of Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure on Wednesday caused power outages across large parts of the country — as well as neighboring Moldova — further hobbling Ukraine’s battered electricity network and adding to civilians’ misery as winter begins.”

+ Giving in Denial: “Some of the best-known corporations in the US, including AT&T, Boeing, Delta Air Lines and the Home Depot, collectively poured more than $8m into supporting election deniers running for US House and Senate seats in this month’s midterm elections.”

+ Mouth to South: German players covered their mouths to protest FIFA policies. Then they suffered an upset in a loss to Japan.

+ The 10 Month Year: Time gets out in front of the deluge by being the first to share the Top 100 Photos of 2022. (By publishing these lists early, one risks missing things like this giant goldfish.)