Morgan Wallen Issues Video Apology, Tells Fans Not to Defend Him: ‘I Fully Accept Any Penalties I’m Facing’

Morgan Wallen has issued a more than five-minute video apology on his Instagram account, saying that the reason for the delay was that he wanted to issue personal apologies and meet with Black leaders before making more of a statement than he did the night the scandal over his uttering a racial slur broke last […]
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been banned from Instagram

Instagram on Wednesday took down the account of controversial anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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Figure skater Adam Rippon announces engagement to boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala

Rippon, the 2016 U.S. men's champion who won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2018 Olympics, makes announcement in Instagram post.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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The future of Facebook is Instagram

As Facebook itself slowly declines, Facebook Inc. is seemingly shifting its focus to Instagram and using the platform to test new ideas and approaches.
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Facebook is reportedly working on a competitor to the buzzy new social media app Clubhouse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Paley Center, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in New York City. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook is working on a competitor to the buzzy social app Clubhouse, the New York Times reports. The project reportedly intends to replicate the core function of Clubhouse: audio-based chatrooms.  Notably, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Clubhouse this past week. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook has a team working on a new project that ...
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Instagram’s We Create Initiative Matches 15 Black Creatives, 15 Black-Owned Small Businesses

Instagram kicked off on-platform campaign We Create Wednesday, a creative collaboration between 15 Black creative professionals and 15 Black-owned small businesses. Each creative was tasked with crafting custom Instagram content to address the needs of their small business partner. Instagram Support and resources were provided throughout the process by Facebook Elevate and The Creative Collective...
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‘Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Under Fire for Controversial Social Media Posts

Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune on both seasons of Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian,” garnered backlash on social media Wednesday after sharing several controversial posts on her Instagram story. Carano shared the posts on her story late Tuesday night. One of the posts she shared compared today’s divided political climate to Nazi Germany. “Jews were […]
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Facebook Removes 2 More Networks for Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

Facebook released its Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report for January 2021, covering the removals of two networks totaling 426 Facebook accounts, 153 Instagram accounts, 210 pages and 62 groups. The social network removed 220 accounts, 32 pages, 59 groups and 139 Instagram accounts that originated in Uganda and targeted domestic audiences. Facebook said its investigation found...
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HBO Max Orders Adult Animated Series Clone High, Velma & Fired on Mars

HBO Max orders adult animated series Clone High, Velma & Fired on Mars After announcing development of a reboot of the cult favorite series last July, Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s Clone High has been given a two-series order by HBO Max while the streamer has also ordered the Mindy Kaling-starring Velma and Pete Davidson-led Fired on Mars animated projects to series. RELATED: Lord & Miller’s Clone High Reboot in Development at MTV! if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { ...
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Sophia, everyone's favourite humanoid robot, is being prepared for mass production during the pandemic

Sophia has been a regular attendee of conferences around the world. Tyrone Siu/Reuters A Hong Kong robotics firm planned to mass produce an AI robot during the pandemic, Reuters reported. Named Sophia, the robot has been appearing at conferences and speaking to journalists since 2016.  "Don't worry, if you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you," Sophia said in 2017.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sophia, a talking humanoid robot, is being readied for mass production ...
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The model who made Instagram apologise: Alexandra Cameron's best photograph

‘My first picture of Nyome Nicholas-Williams was removed by Instagram. This one was taken as a celebration after it agreed to change its algorithms’When I noticed the model and activist Nyome Nicholas-Williams on social media early last summer, I felt hugely appreciative of how confident she was in her images. She was celebrating who she was. I base a lot of my work around photographing women and trying to encourage self-acceptance, which is motivated by my own low confidence. I lived through t...
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Doug Frisbie Glides From Facebook to Snapchat

Facebook head of business marketing, North America Doug Frisbie joined Snap Inc. as vice president of business marketing. Frisbie spent nearly 11 years at Facebook. In his most recent role, he led outreach to advertisers, agencies and marketing partners for Facebook and Instagram, and he also oversaw small business and vertical marketing during his tenure...
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Black and brown Americans are receiving fewer coronavirus shots, despite dying at higher rates - but there are ways to fix the inequity

A group of people show off their coronavirus vaccine record cards on February 6, 2021. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Black and brown Americans are receiving fewer COVID-19 vaccine jabs, despite dying at higher rates. US health systems must fund better outreach and education in communities of color, experts say. In healthcare deserts, more mobile clinics could help residents get vaccines.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Since COVID-19 arrived in the US a year ago, the...
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Instagram: How to Use the #BuyBlack Sticker in Stories

Did you know that Instagram features a #BuyBlack sticker that you can place on your Stories posts to show support for Black-owned businesses? Our guide will show you how to use this sticker in Instagram Stories. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS. Step 1: Once you've taken or uploaded a...
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Is This Beverly Hills Cop Playing Sublime’s ‘Santeria’ to Avoid Being Live-streamed?

Police officers in Beverly Hills have been playing music while being filmed, seemingly in an effort to trigger Instagram’s copyright filters.
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Christina Anstead shares stunning selfie from inside her huge bathroom

Christina Anstead is seriously stylish! The Flip or Flop star took to Instagram this...
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Instagram Says Its Algorithm Won't Promote Reels That Have a TikTok Watermark

Instagram says it's making changes to its algorithm and how it recommends Reels to users. One of the biggest new changes is that it will no longer promote Reels that have a TikTok watermark. The Verge reports: The team now recommends that Reels users post vertical videos that use music found in Instagram's library or sounds that they find on Reels. They also suggest "starting a trend" that others can participate in, like dance crazes, as well as "entertaining" and "fun" content. Reels that are m...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Andy Jassy. Mike Blake/Reuters Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Twitter's user count passed 192 million in Q4. The social media company posted $1.29 billion in quarterly revenue and $0.27 in earnings-per-share on Tuesday.Salesforce says the 9-5 day is dead. New guidelines, which Sales...
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Jamie Oliver remembers late friend in heartbreaking post

Jamie Oliver took to Instagram this week to celebrate his friend John Hamilton's life,...
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'I get better sleep': the people who quit social media

Soo Youn is considering giving up the apps. She speaks to those who have already taken the plunge – with liberating resultsMy memory and recall are alarmingly good – borderline photographic. But when I used Instagram, I found it would short-circuit my recall in an alarming way. I’d be describing something mid-sentence and I’d just stop speaking, unable to finish. So I rarely use it.But my attention span – and my posture, eyes and sleep – are still being degraded by other technology and my depend...
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Digital 2021: The evolution of the digital landscape in the UK

Today we launched Digital 2021: United Kingdom , part of our series of annual global digital reports (check out our global report, Digital 2021 , if you haven’t seen it already). It’s a comprehensive report covering digital, social and mobile use in the UK. The UK is experiencing an evolution in search behaviours; while 98% of UK internet users aged 16-64 use a conventional search engine, 31% now use voice searches and commands, and 28% use social media to search for brand informat...
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Underwater photographer of the year 2021 winners – in pictures

Underwater photographer of the year, a global annual competition based in the UK, celebrates photography beneath the surface of the ocean, lakes, rivers and even swimming pools Continue reading...
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Relics of the Cold war - at auction

Hundreds of historical artefacts from the Cold war era are offered for sale at Julien’s Auctions. The lots will include a rare Soviet version of the Enigma encryption machine known as the Fialka, clandestine operative cameras, and radio transmitters and receivers Continue reading...
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