CNET is doing big layoffs just weeks after AI-generated stories came to light

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The cuts come from Red Ventures, the private equity-backed media company that bought CNET in 2020.

Just weeks after news broke that tech site CNET was quietly using artificial intelligence to produce articles, the company is doing extensive layoffs that include several longtime employees, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. The layoffs total around a dozen people, a CNET staffer says, or about 10 percent of the public masthead …