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Twitter and TikTok are Losing the War Against COVID Disinformation

America's leading social media companies "pledged to put warning labels on COVID-19 and COVID vaccines posts to stop the spread of falsehoods, conspiracy theories and hoaxes that are fueling vaccine hesitancy in the USA," reports USA Today. "With the exception of Facebook, nearly all of them are losing the war against COVID disinformation." That's the conclusion of a new report shared exclusively with USA TODAY. As the pace of the nation's immunizations slows and public health agencies strugg...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Usa, Instagram, America, Tech, Usa Today, Jones, Daniel Jones, COVID, Advance Democracy, Cheetos Volvo CVS


Plastic-free and low-waste startups say they saw a massive spike in sales throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Blueland's products. Blueland. Companies that prioritize low-waste or zero plastic use boomed alongside single-use plastics during COVID-19. Blueland, a green cleaning products maker, grew 800% year-over-year during COVID-19. These eco-friendly companies predict this growth will continue. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The demand for single-use plastic-based products like takeout containers has skyrocketed throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but as this plasti...
Tags: Instagram, California, US, Trends, Sustainability, Bbc, Usps, Cameron, B Corp, Retail, Cbs, Starbucks, Zero Waste, Humankind, Bushell, Max Cameron


One giant leap backwards for mankind

Michael Collins died last week at the age of ninety. Mr. Collins had been struggling with cancer, so his passing was not a surprise. What is surprising to those of us of a certain age, is how few people remember, or even heard of, Michael Collins. Collins was the third member of the historic Apollo 11 crew that flew to the moon and back in July of 1969. He was celebrated, bemedaled and bathed in ticker-tape. For a brief moment in time, the names Armstrong (Neil) Aldrin (Buzz) and Collins (Michae...
Tags: Florida, Instagram, Youtube, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Caa, Ringo, Collins, Ray Charles, Capitol Records, Doug Mcintyre, Michael Collins, John Paul George, Motion Picture Academy


After gut-punch of a year, Angelenos eager for dose of hope during Garcetti’s State of City talk

Tricia Helton, who worked as a manager for the homes of affluent Angelenos and celebrities, was hired more than a year ago to oversee the house of a Brentwood family. After COVID-19 pandemic “Safer at Home” rules kicked in, that job went away. Without an income, the 48-year-old Studio City resident scrambled to pay her rent, and keep up payments on her car and credit cards. She was no stranger to tough times; she spent some of her 20s homeless. “So I know how to make a dollar stretch,” she said....
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Politics, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Congress, La, Government, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Community


Tracking Teen Spending

Teen spending has been impacted by COVID-19, according to the 41st semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens® survey from Piper Sandler Companies in partnership with DECA. The average age of the teens surveyed was 16.1. Teen “self-reported” spending increased slightly to $2,165 per year, while overall, Generation Z contributes about $830 billion in retail sales to the U.S economy. One-third of the teens work part-time. The Spring 2021 survey, conducted this February and March, shows 58% of teens atten...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Business, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, Right Now, Murphy, Polly, COVID, Piper Sandler Companies, Erinn Murphy Piper Sandler


16 beautiful beach hotels in the US to book this summer, including oceanfront family resorts and luxury stays for couples

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. The Diplomat Beach Resort With access to sandy shores, gorgeous views, and water sports, beachfront hotels are coveted stays. We found the best beach hotels across the US, from Hawaii and California to Florida and Maine. Keep in mind that right now is peak season for many beach areas and hotel prices tend to soar. Summer is just around the corner and with more people becoming fully vaccinated every day,...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Cdc, Oregon, US, Trends, Georgia, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Portland, San Diego, Manhattan, Miami


Ivanka Trump's Instagram account was flooded with angry comments after she posted photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Ivanka Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging others to do so. But she was met with angry comments from people saying they wouldn't and that she made a mistake. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a coronavirus vaccine on her Instagram and Twitter accounts, but was flooded with comments from people who were angry with her for getting the shot.Trump encouraged ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Instagram, Trends, Ap, Speed, News UK, Associated Press, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Trump White House, Eliza Relman, Coronavirus


Ex-Navy SEAL and ultramarathoner David Goggins is the toughest man on the planet. His latest challenge: convincing the world to suffer on purpose.

Brandon Rogers/US Navy; @davidgoggins/Twitter; Marianne Ayala/Insider Everywhere Devin Featherstone goes, David Goggins follows. It starts in the morning when Featherstone opens his eyes and catches Goggins' thousand-yard stare from the book jacket of "Can't Hurt Me," Goggins' memoir, on his nightstand.Throughout the day, Featherstone, 36, a firefighter and an avid runner in Calgary, Alberta, ingests YouTube videos and podcast clips of the former Navy SEAL and ultramarathone...
Tags: Motivation, Utah, Leadership, Instagram, Maryland, Microsoft, Navy, Youtube, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Tony Robbins, Cisco, Hawaii, New York Times


Ex-Navy SEAL and ultramarathoner David Goggins is the toughest man on the planet. His latest challenge: persuading the world to suffer on purpose.

Brandon Rogers/US Navy; @davidgoggins/Twitter; Marianne Ayala/Insider Everywhere Devin Featherstone goes, David Goggins follows. It starts in the morning when Featherstone opens his eyes and catches Goggins' thousand-yard stare from the book jacket of "Can't Hurt Me," Goggins' memoir, on his nightstand.Throughout the day, Featherstone, 36, a firefighter and an avid runner in Calgary, Alberta, ingests YouTube videos and podcast clips of the former Navy SEAL and ultramarathone...
Tags: Motivation, Utah, Leadership, Instagram, Maryland, Microsoft, Navy, Youtube, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Tony Robbins, Cisco, Hawaii, New York Times


Ex-Navy SEAL and ultramarathoner David Goggins is the toughest man on the planet. He wants you to love suffering as much as he does.

Brandon Rogers/US Navy; @davidgoggins/Twitter; Marianne Ayala/Insider Everywhere Devin Featherstone goes, David Goggins follows. It starts in the morning when Featherstone opens his eyes and catches Goggins' thousand-yard stare from the book jacket of "Can't Hurt Me," Goggins' memoir, on his nightstand.Throughout the day, Featherstone, 36, a firefighter and an avid runner in Calgary, Alberta, ingests YouTube videos and podcast clips of the former Navy SEAL and ultramarathone...
Tags: Motivation, Utah, Leadership, Instagram, Maryland, Microsoft, Navy, Youtube, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Tony Robbins, Cisco, Hawaii, New York Times


Why the Agua Caliente Casinos are embracing art as a way to draw in visitors

Look at the location tag for Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Instagram and there are loads of recent pictures of people posing in front of a desert fan palm tree rising up from the desert landscape at sunset. However, it’s not a real desert scene, but rather a new mural from artist Autumn Martino that sits next to one of the resort’s elevators near the hotel lobby. The piece is one of several seasonal installations that have gone up as the resort seeks to use art as a way to not...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, Casinos, Sport, Chicago, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Southern California, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Martino, Rancho Mirage


Updated Survey: How Social Media Behaviors Evolved Due to COVID-19

2020 will forever be known as the year that everything changed. A global pandemic, a Presidential election, numerous social justice movements, and more led to a slew of changes to how Americans live their everyday lives… including our social media behaviors. About one month into nationwide lockdowns, our team at Ignite Social Media conducted a survey of over 600 consumers to gauge their opinions on social media marketing tactics and how their social behaviors had changed. Today, we’re announc...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Seo, Linkedin, Social Media Marketing, Crisis Management, Announcements, Social Advertising, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Trends, Instagram YouTube, Ignite Social Media, Social Media Stats, TikTok YouTube, COVID


Big tech can't keep our kids safe, so the platforms need to at least make it easier for parents to protect their children online

Junior, 7, recovering from COVID-19, plays games on his father's phone on April 25, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images Social media platforms don't adequately prioritize online safety for kids - but we've been asking the wrong things of them. Children face real dangers online, including issues like bullying, sexual predators, and more. Big Tech needs to partner with parents to give them greater control over their children's online worlds. Brian Bason is ...
Tags: Instagram, US, Trends, CSAM, Facebook Messenger Kids, Brian Bason, TikTok YouTube, COVID, Bark Technologies Inc


This and That

Another mix of photos in Paris. The full moon came up orange the other day probably due to polution but still beautiful. Here it is right over Montparnasse Tower. Meat delivery. Well, this is unusal. The Dior Shop I think. Seen in a children’s playground by les Halles. Flowers for my birthday. I am old enough to have gotten my second vaccination against Covid on my birthday. I have the antibodies for it too so surely I am covered. I just want to travel aga...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Flowers, Full Moon, Montparnasse Tower, COVID, Montparnasse Tower Meat


Snap acquires Fit Analytics, a fitting technology startup, to double down on fashion and e-commerce

“Snap, Inc. is a camera company,” Snap notes on its homepage, and while a lot of its effort up to now have been about using that camera ethos to help people share images of their lives with their social circles on its flagship app Snapchat, today the company made an acquisition to further that camera reach in another direction: selling fashion and more generally, e-commerce and shopping. Snap today confirmed that it has acquired Fit Analytics, a startup based in Berlin that has built technology ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, Fundings & Exits, Europe, Instagram, Finance, Berlin, US, Tech, Analytics, Beijing, Ralph Lauren, Snap, PitchBook


Facebook announced a new plan to help users make COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook partnered with Boston Children's Hospital to help users find nearby COVID-19 vaccine sites. The tech firm will also label all COVID-19 vaccine posts with World Health Organization information. "The data shows the vaccines are safe and they work," Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook announced a plan on Monday morning to help get people on the platform vaccinated.Facebook partnered with Bo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Whatsapp, Argentina, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Zuckerberg, Boston Children s Hospital


Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Series Wraps Production!

Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series wraps production! Netflix’s live-action series adaptation of the iconic anime Cowboy Bebop has certainly seen its fair share of speed bumps in making its way from development through production but fans can look forward to seeing their favorite space cowboy soon as star Danielle Pineda has taken to Instagram to reveal that filming has officially concluded on the series! RELATED: CS Recommends: Cowboy Bebop, Plus Movies, Merch & More!   ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Instagram, Netflix, New Zealand, TV News, Streaming, Ed, John Cho, Julia, Javier Grillo Marxuach, ComingSoon, Shinichiro Watanabe, Cowboy Bebop, Spike Spiegel, TV Premiere


Facebook to label all COVID-19 vaccine posts with pointer to official info

Facebook will soon label all posts discussing the coronavirus vaccination with a pointer to official information about COVID-19, it said today. It also revealed it has implemented some new “temporary” measures aimed at limiting the spread of vaccine misinformation/combating vaccine hesitancy — saying it’s reducing the distribution of content from users that have violated its policies on COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation; or “that have repeatedly shared content debunked as False or Altered by o...
Tags: Health, Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Instagram, Washington Post, US, Tech, Eu, Whatsapp, Artificial Intelligence, Reddit, World Health Organization, Vaccine, University Of Maryland


Purim in Covid times – in pictures

Israel has set a curfew to limit festivities for the Jewish holiday when revellers don costumes and party into the night. Similarly muted celebrations have taken place around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Israel, Religion, World news, Judaism, Festivals, COVID


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #527

Shopify expands Shop Pay to Facebook and InstagramShopify’s payment option, Shop Pay, has landed on Facebook and Instagram. This represents a significant expansion for the e-commerce platform’s payments technology, with this partnership the first time Shop Pay will be made available outside of Shopify’s own platform. Shop Pay will first become available to all Shopify merchants using checkout on Instagram in the US, and will then be rolled out to Facebook in the weeks after. Prior to this launch...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Digital, US, Social Media, Seo, Walmart, Snapchat, Chelsea, Justin Bieber, Biden, Donald Trump, Mashup, Cupid


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...
Tags: Instagram, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Black, Jones, Don, Benjamin, Drummond, US Food and Drug Administration, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Herald Square, Mayfield, Kaiser Family Foundation


5 Tips from Black Business Owners Who’ve Thrived Over the Past Year

We know the pandemic has affected all small businesses, but it hasn’t affected everyone equally. Black businesses have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Facebook’s forthcoming US State of Small Business Report revealed that businesses in majority-minority neighborhoods faced poorer business outcomes, including a higher closure rate (36% versus 22%). Regardless of these challenges, many Black-owned businesses are showing resilience. Here are five pieces of advice from inspiring Black ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Women, US, Facebook Messenger, Black, Right Now, Air National Guard, Joy Williams, COVID, Black Business Owners, Facebook Elevate, Joyful Designs Approach, Jason Primrose, Demetrius Goins


White Americans are getting more than their fair share of COVID-19 shots - 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...
Tags: Instagram, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Black, Jones, Don, Benjamin, Drummond, US Food and Drug Administration, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Herald Square, Mayfield, Kaiser Family Foundation


Facebook expanded its rules on posting misinformation and will remove all false claims about COVID vaccines, including that they cause autism

A pharmacist prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Jessica Hill/AP Photo Jessica Hill/AP Photo Facebook added false vaccine claims to its updated protocols for combatting COVID-19 misinformation. Posts claiming vaccines are ineffective or unsafe will be removed, the social network said.  Facebook also said it is working with WHO to remove misinformation about all vaccines.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook said it will remove misinformation about the COVID-1...
Tags: Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Misinformation, Pandemic, Tech Insider, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


New Orleans houses become Mardi Gras floats in Covid era – in pictures

Houses are being decorated as floats because the pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of the customary parades during the carnival season Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Festivals, New Orleans, Mardi Gras, COVID


Confinement: photographic responses to the pandemic

Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability, gathered responses to Covid-19 by 43 artists from 20 nations. A featured collaboration of four photographers with the Guardian, in the summer of 2020, draws on themes of isolation, confinement and political instability, and includes laureates and shortlisted photographers from the prize’s eight editions Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Art and design, Coronavirus, COVID, Prix Pictet


This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also   3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Food, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Real Estate, London


How do UV phone sanitizers work? Here's what you need to know about the cleaning technology for your smartphone

A Samsung UV Sterilizer can sanitize your phone, earbuds, glasses, and more. Samsung UV phone sanitizers can come as wands or boxes, though boxes are a safer and more effective means of sanitizing your mobile device.  While a UV phone sanitizer box is closed, a bright UV-C light shines on the phone and reflective surfaces for anywhere from three to 10 minutes.  University of Haifa and Oranim College's Yoram Gerchman cautions against shorter sanitization cycles, suggesting your device shou...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Israel, Samsung, Trends, Smartphone, Fda, Epa, Cell Phone, Tech Insider, PhoneSoap, Sanitizing, Getty Images Several, Uv-c, COVID, BI-freelancer


Peloton is still experiencing issues delivering orders of new bikes and treadmills, and outraged customers are turning to social media to lodge frustrated complaints

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Peloton customers are outraged over continued shipping delays, The New York Times reports. Customers say deliveries of new bikes or treadmills aren't showing up or are repeatedly rescheduled. Delays have plagued Peloton for months as skyrocketing demand coincided with supply chain issues.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Peloton customers are furious about continued delays in getting their new bikes, according to a new report from the New York Ti...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Fitness, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Retail, The New York Times, Times, John Foley, Precor, Peloton, Erin Griffith, Sapna Maheshwari, Peloton Bike, Avery Hartmans


Marketers crank up the vaccine push

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where I break down the big stories in media and advertising. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Marketers ramp up push to convince vaccine skeptics, all the media deals to watch, and inside Gab. Smith showed off his bandage to the press at the University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images Marketers try to convince vaccine skeptics The COVID-19 vacc...
Tags: Apple, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Disney, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Netflix, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, M&a, Dell, Pfizer, Council



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