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Twitter names first international markets to get checks on political advertisers

socialweb - Feb 19, 2019

Twitter has announced it’s expanding checks on political advertisers outside the U.S. to also cover Australia, India and all the member states of the European Union. This…

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YouTube under fire for recommending videos of kids with inappropriate comments

socialweb - Feb 18, 2019

More than a year on from a child safety content moderation scandal on YouTube and it takes just a few clicks for the platform’s recommendation algorithms to redirect…

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The UK government thinks it’s time for Facebook to be regulated

socialweb - Feb 18, 2019

Sorry doesn't quite cut it anymore for UK lawmakers.Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2019-02-18 09:38:53 UTC For the last 18 months, UK lawmakers have investigated Facebook, and…

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UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

socialweb - Feb 18, 2019

A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company…

A New Way To Think About Social Media Influencers
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A New Way To Think About Social Media Influencers

socialweb - Feb 14, 2019

A New Way To Think About Social Media InfluencersAmtrak has a new twist on the classic social media influencer strategy. As part of its new #AmtrakTakeMeThere promotion, Amtrak is…

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Iranian spies allegedly used Facebook to target U.S. intelligence agents

socialweb - Feb 13, 2019

Not so friendly request.Image: Ambar Del Moral / mashableBy Jack Morse2019-02-13 19:15:08 UTC It was just a simple friend request. However, nothing is ever simple when the…

Animals
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Alpaca accounts are underrated social media treasures

socialweb - Feb 13, 2019

An adorable member of the Woolly Army alpaca herd.Image: emma Smalley / alpacaly ever afterBy Nicole Gallucci2019-02-13 19:06:52 UTC In the vast world of animals with social media…

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Instagram confirms that a bug is causing follower counts to change

socialweb - Feb 13, 2019

Instagram confirmed today that an issue has been causing some accounts’ follower numbers to change. Users began noticing the bug about 10 hours ago and the drastic…

Asia
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Manipulating an Indian politician’s tweets is worryingly easy to do

socialweb - Feb 13, 2019

Here’s a concerning story from India, where the upcoming election is putting the use of social media in the spotlight. While the Indian government is putting Facebook,…

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2018 really was more of a dumpster fire for online hate and harassment, ADL study finds

socialweb - Feb 13, 2019

Around 37 percent of Americans were subjected to severe hate and harassment online in 2018, according to a new study by the Anti-Defamation League, up from about…