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Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


‘Influencers are being taken advantage of’: the social media stars turning to unions

The influencer industry is worth billions – but Instagram and YouTube content creators are often exploited. What happens when a personal brand joins a union?Amy Hart earned her 1.2 million Instagram and 99,000 Twitter followers by appearing on 2019’s Love Island, where she had her heart broken while wearing a denim minidress. Like many of the show’s former stars, she is now an influencer: she tells fans where to buy clothes, makeup, even teeth like hers. But on 12 May this year, Hart influenced ...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Unions, Youtube, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Trade unions, Karl Marx, Ba, British Airways, Hart, Love Island


Most girls and young women have experienced abuse online, report finds

Cyberstalking, body shaming and being sent explicit content among issues highlighted by Plan InternationalMost girls and young women using social media have experienced abuse that has driven them offline and left them traumatised, according to a new global survey.More than half of the 14,000 15- to 25-year-olds interviewed by Plan International said they had been cyberstalked, sent explicit messages and images, or abused online. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Gender, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Women, Social Media, World news, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Global development, Tiktok


Kim Kardashian to freeze Instagram account over hate speech on platform

Reality TV mogul says she will also freeze Facebook as platforms allow ‘spreading of hate and misinformation’Kim Kardashian West criticised Instagram and Facebook for allowing the “spreading of hate” and said she would freeze her social media accounts on the platforms.She added that inaccurate social media posts have “a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy”, and urged others to also suspend their accounts over the companies’ failure to tackle hate speech. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Social Media, Digital Media, Kim Kardashian West


Keeping Up With the Kardashians gave America its real first family

Show that gave us Kim, Kylie and Kendall is ending after 14 years, leaving behind a Kardashianised world The first time the Kardashian family’s private life became part of the public conversation was not in their reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians (known as KUWTK), which turned them into global phenomena and will, it was announced this week, end after 14 years and 20 seasons. Nor was it with Kim Kardashian Superstar, the notorious sex tape of probably the best known member of the f...
Tags: Fashion, Reality TV, Technology, Television, Kim Kardashian, Media, Instagram, US, America, Social Media, Life and style, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Kardashians, Kendall Jenner


Ashley 'Dotty' Charles: 'Purveyors of hate have turned trolling into a business. We have the power to turn the tables'

By refusing to breathe life into the peddlers of hate we can put them out of a job• Time to reset: more brilliant ideas to remake the worldThere’s a hot new profession on the rise with incredible career prospects, flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. A fast-paced job in a rapidly growing industry that can catapult you from pen-pusher to proprietor without a single second of overtime. What is this highly desirable position? I present to you the dastardly role of the outra...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Technology, Media, Instagram, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, Life and style, Blogging, Rap, Culture, Digital Media, Ashley Dotty Charles


Facebook boycott grows as US activists urge European firms to act

Growing number of companies withdraw advertising over failure to deal with hate and misinformationAn unprecedented boycott of Facebook is moving across the Atlantic, as the coalition of activist groups behind the Stop Hate for Profit campaign have called on companies in the UK and Europe to join in the action.The campaign has already gained the support of more than a thousand brands in the US, including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Ford, some of which have extended their boycotts globally. Now, the c...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Advertising, US, Social Media, Atlantic, Digital Media, Ford, Vaccines and immunisation, Hate Crime, Antisemitism


'I cannot be silent': exposing the racial pay gap among influencers

The disparity between the fees paid to black influencers and their white counterparts has come under scrutiny after a group of campaigners spoke outAt the start of the pandemic, Vanity Fair asked whether the influencer era was over because people were tired of glossy, edited lives on social media and wanted something more “real”. Instead, it seems the world of influencers is adapting to reflect changes in the rest of the world. In recent weeks, the focus has been the shocking pay disparity betwe...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Race, Social Media, Life and style, Digital Media, Vanity Fair, Fohr, Valerie Eguavoen


Fans pay tribute to Instagram influencer who died with unborn baby

Hundreds of thousands of people followed pregnancy of Miss Thea, 24, on social mediaThe mother of an Instagram and YouTube influencer who died when she was eight months pregnant, along with her unborn son, has said she would miss her “for the rest of my life”.Hundreds of thousands of people had followed Nicole Thea’s pregnancy and she had named her child Reign ahead of the birth. The circumstances of their deaths on 11 July were not known. Her family said the 24-year-old, known as Miss Thea, who...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Digital Media, Thea, Nicole Thea


Exclusive: Viber severs ties with Facebook in growing boycott

Service adds to firms shunning Facebook over refusal to act against Donald Trump posts Messaging service Viber, the fifth biggest with more than a billion users around the world, is severing all ties to Facebook, as part of a growing boycott of the company by commercial partners. The campaign, initially started in the US after Facebook’s refusal to take action against posts from Donald Trump which critics said incited violence, has now grown to become an international movement. Continue reading....
Tags: Facebook, Business, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, US, Social Media, World news, US news, Viber, Digital Media, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement


'You lot can’t rattle me': John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd death

The Star Wars actor expanded on his defiance of racist social media users in an Instagram Live videoJohn Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for his hard-hitting tone and use of an expletive. Continue reading...
Tags: Star Wars, Technology, Media, Instagram, Celebrity, Minneapolis, Film, Race, Social Media, World news, US news, Culture, Digital Media, John Boyega, Boyega, Science fiction and fantasy films


Tips for healthcare workers on digital self-care

Healthcare workers are being celebrated as heroes across the world right now. They’re on the frontlines helping us address and overcome this pandemic. But the people taking care of us also need to take care of themselves. So we put together an infographic for healthcare workers with some tips for digital self-care. We thought that would be helpful given how much time we’re all spending online during COVID-19. We all need to focus on staying healthy right now. That includes mental and emotional,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Marketing, Digital, Social Media, Linkedin, Infographic, Digital Media, Digital Lifestyle


Billionaires, please back off – we can't all self-isolate on a giant yacht

David Geffen and the world’s second-home owners need to stop with their social media smugness. Not everyone can ride out the crisis like themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHow can I make self-isolation more glamorous?Jeremy, London Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, London, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Life and style, World news, Digital Media, Kirstie Allsopp, David Geffen, Coronavirus outbreak


Facebook and Disney to downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19

Facebook is temporarily downgrading the quality of video streaming in Europe on its social platforms Facebook and Instagram in response to a call for action from the European Commission, per Reuters. Disney has also said it will work to shrink bandwidth used by its streaming service, Disney+, which is due to begin launching in Europe from tomorrow. Last week Netflix, YouTube and Amazon said they would switch to SD streaming by default in the region. The EU’s executive has expressed concern...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Media, Instagram, Youtube, India, Disney, Social Media, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Internet Service Providers, Netflix, Digital Media


Nandos-inspired sex slang used by girls as young as 10

Data based on texts of 50,000 children suggests ‘peri peri’ and ‘coleslaw’ not as innocent as parents may thinkIf a child texts about enjoying “peri peri” or “coleslaw”, parents may be unnerved to discover they might not be talking about a family meal out.An internet safety service which has monitored the online interactions of over 50,000 children has discovered that girls as young as 10 are using code words drawn from the Nando’s restaurant menu to obscure explicit sexual conversations. Contin...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Internet Safety, Nandos, Nando 's


Nando's-inspired sex slang used by girls as young as 10

Data based on texts of 50,000 children suggests ‘peri peri’ and ‘coleslaw’ not as innocent as parents may thinkIf a child texts about enjoying “peri peri” or “coleslaw”, parents may be unnerved to discover they might not be talking about a family meal out.An internet safety service that has monitored the online interactions of more than 50,000 children has discovered that girls as young as 10 are using code words drawn from the Nando’s restaurant menu to obscure explicit sexual conversations. Co...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Young People, Internet Safety, Nando, Nando 's


UK names its pick for social media ‘harms’ watchdog

The UK government has taken the next step in its grand policymaking challenge to tame the worst excesses of social media by regulating a broad range of online harms — naming the existing communications watchdog, Ofcom, as its preferred pick for enforcing rules around ‘harmful speech’ on platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok in future. Last April the previous Conservative-led government laid out populist but controversial proposals to legislate to lay a duty of care on Internet platf...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Privacy, Government, Social Media, Tech, Digital Media, Ofcom, United Kingdom, Home Office, User Generated Content, Damian Collins


5 digital marketing courses to help you get ahead of the pack

These training bundles will help you become a force for online sales and message building.The courses cover SEO, affiliate marketing and social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.All five course bundles are discounted up to 98%.How important are social media influencers in digital marketing? What impact does video make on your campaigns? And what’s the next platform or delivery system poised to be the next big thing in online advertising? Those are all big questions. This year...
Tags: Amazon, Work, Facebook, Instagram, Education, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Success, Social Media, Digital Media, Innovation, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Chatbot Marketing Agency


Shadows’ Dylan Flinn and Kombo’s Kevin Gould on the business of ‘virtual influencers’

In films, TV shows and books — and even in video games where characters are designed to respond to user behavior — we don’t perceive characters as beings with whom we can establish two-way relationships. But that’s poised to change, at least in some use cases. Interactive characters — fictional, virtual personas capable of personalized interactions — are defining new territory in entertainment. In my guide to the concept of “virtual beings,” I outlined two categories of these characters: virtua...
Tags: TC, Instagram, Entertainment, La, Marketing, Disney, Social Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Media, Machine Learning, Caa, Twitch, Clutter, Robinhood, Influencer Marketing


Social media firms 'should hand over data amid suicide risk'

Royal College of Psychiatrists hope research will shine light on how young people use platformsSocial media firms such as Facebook and Instagram should be forced to hand over data about who their users are and why they use the sites to reduce suicide among children and young people, psychiatrists have said.The call from the Royal College of Psychiatrists comes as ministers finalise plans to crack down on issues caused by people viewing unsavoury material and messages online. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Internet, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Digital Media, Young People, Royal College of Psychiatrists


My journey into the dark, hypnotic world of a millennial guru

‘Spiritual influencers’ are flourishing online. Their model is built on recruiting eager followers – but what happens when they attract vulnerable people?Towards the end of 2017, Bentinho Massaro, a 29-year-old self-styled spiritual teacher with a considerable online following, chose the town of Sedona, Arizona as the location for a 12-day long spiritual bootcamp. Among the red sandstone cliffs that rise like temples from the desert floor, the blond-haired, blue-eyed Dutchman offered to guide hi...
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Youtube, Religion, Social Media, Meditation, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Sedona Arizona, Bentinho Massaro


The Instagram decade: #hashtag holidays and other travel trends

Travelling by rail, staying at an Airbnb, trying a wellness retreat … whatever you did it was most likely captured on your phone. We look at how travel changed in the 2010sFirst the Scandinavians gave us hygge, then they gave us flygskam (flight shame), which has nothing to do with candles and everything to do with guilt about the environmental cost of flying. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Digital Media, Rail Travel, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Travel websites, Rest And Relaxation, Health And Fitness Holidays


Selfies, influencers and a Twitter president: the decade of the social media celebrity

From Gyneth Paltrow to Trump, today’s stars speak directly to their fans. But are they really controlling their message? I have a friend, Adam, who is an autograph seller – a niche profession, and one that is getting more niche by the day. When we met for breakfast last month he was looking despondent.“Everyone takes selfies these days,” he said sadly, picking at his scrambled eggs. “It’s never autographs any more. They just want photos of themselves with celebrities.” Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Technology, Media, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Celebrity, Internet, Social Media, Life and style, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Blogging, Kanye West, Culture


Adobe CC apps are available again in Venezuela

Earlier this month, Adobe deactivated all Venezuelan Creative Cloud accounts due to the US sanctions. But here’s some good news for all creatives in Venezuela: your Adobe subscription is active again. After discussions with the US government, Adobe has been granted a license to provide all of its Digital Media products and services in Venezuela […] The post Adobe CC apps are available again in Venezuela appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, US, Digital Media, Venezuela, Piracy, Donald Trump, Creative Cloud, Adobe Cc, Adobe Creative Cloud


Instagram to extend its ban on images of self-harm to cover cartoons

Move follows appeal by father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who killed herself in 2017Instagram is set to extend its ban on depictions of self-harm to cover cartoons and drawings, following an appeal from Ian Russell, whose 14-year-old daughter Molly killed herself in 2017.Molly had been looking at graphic content relating to suicide and self-harm before she died, her father discovered, prompting him to go public earlier this year and campaign against the platform’s rules that allowed that mater...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Instagram, Molly, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Ian Russell, Molly Russell


Confirmed: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a Seattle-based startup. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the multibillion-dollar sports giant has acquired TraceMe, which originally built an app to let fans engage with sports stars and other celebrities before later pivoting into a service called Tally, a platform aimed at sports teams, bro...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Spotify, Fashion, Instagram, Sports, Tech, Nike, Adidas, E-commerce, Digital Media, M&a, Seattle Seahawks, Drake


Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now it seems that the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a Seattle-based startup. TechCrunch has learned from a source that the multibillion-dollar sports giant has acquired TraceMe, which originally built an app to let fans engage with sports stars and other celebrities before later pivoting into a service called Tally, a platform aimed at spo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Spotify, Fashion, Instagram, Sports, Tech, Nike, Adidas, E-commerce, Digital Media, M&a, Seattle Seahawks, Drake


Will fake news wreck the coming general election?

Have the social media giants cleaned up their act since the scandals of 2016? We give the big names a healthcheckThe next general election campaign has already started. We do not know the date of the vote, but we know that one is coming – and so do Britain’s political parties, which have been steadily stepping up their spending in the largely unregulated world of online advertising. In the last 90 days, the .The fact that we even know those figures shows how far we’ve come in the past few years...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Youtube, US, Social Media, Whatsapp, Britain, Digital Media, Politics And Technology, Electoral Commission


How do I take better photos? | Ask Jack

Lyndsay wants people to post better pictures on Facebook. Here’s how to get the shot right on your phone or cameraSo many people post pictures on Facebook with very advanced cameras, eg from iPhones. Alas, many do not crop their photos, the horizon is not horizontal, there are dark shadows … Some people do not even know the camera can face outwards: I notice so many selfies! I think a gentle article from Jack Schofield on how not to disappoint your friends with holiday pics would be wonderful. L...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Kodak, Digital Media, Jack, Lyndsay, Facebook Here, Jack Schofield


Britons increasingly fearful of internet risks, Ofcom research shows

Support for regulation grows as 78% express concern over harmful experiencesBritish people are increasingly fearful of the risks posed by the internet, prompting greater support for more regulation following recent headlines about the theft of personal data and abusive online behaviour.Research by the media regulator Ofcom found 78% of Britons expressed unprompted concerns about potentially harmful online experiences, a substantial rise from the previous year. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Ofcom, Internet Safety



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