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Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report on Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, The Times, Osborne, Times, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Joe Osborne, Tech Insider


Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report about Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, The Times, Osborne, Times, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Joe Osborne, Tech Insider


Would you take a Facebook or Instagram break? Why civil rights groups want you to log out

Organizers are calling for a national boycott over what they say is Facebook's and Instagram's destructive roles from COVID to the Capitol attack.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Instagram, Usa Today, Capitol


Study finds half of Americans get news on social media, but percentage has dropped

A new report from Pew Research finds that around a third of U.S. adults continue to get their news regularly from Facebook, though the exact percentage has slipped from 36% in 2020 to 31% in 2021. This drop reflects an overall slight decline in the number of Americans who say they get their news from any social media platform — a percentage that also fell by 5 percentage points year-over-year, going from 53% in 2020 to a little under 48%, Pew’s study found. By definition, “regularly” here means ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, News, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Website, Reading, Snapchat, Software, United States, Computing


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #554

Facebook invests $1m to combat climate change misinformation With temperatures rising across the globe, people are looking for more information about climate change. Facebook introduced the Climate Science Information Center last September, currently available in 16 countries. However, this hub is now being renamed the Climate Science Center, and will include a new quiz feature in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Facebook is also forking out $1 million to support...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Snapchat, Cameo, Mashup, Christo, Sotheby, Arc de Triomphe, Climate Science Center, The Feed, Platform Updates, Climate Science Information Center, Monday Mashup, Monday Mashup 554


How to Save Time and Boost Traffic With Content Repurposing

It is common knowledge that the internet is competitive, but do you know just how fierce the competition for readership really is? Image Source: Pexels Just today alone, 7 million blog posts were created. Many new bloggers feel defeated just looking at that staggering data. They abandon their blogs before they’ve had a chance to hit the ground running! But you don’t have to let disillusionment scare you away from what can be one of the greatest journeys of your life. I realize when you become a...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Content Marketing, Reddit, Blogging Tips, Nikola, Blogging Best Practices, Missinglettr, Content Repurposing, Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Mix Flipboard


Facebook fires back at damning Wall Street Journal reports that accuse the company of being 'riddled with flaws'

Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The Wall Street Journal published a series of reports finding Facebook to be "riddled with flaws." The series found the company turns a blind eye to its impact on everything from young girls using Instagram to human trafficking. Facebook just issued a statement calling the series full of "deliberate mischaracterizations." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook fired back at the Wall Street Journal following the newspaper's multi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Bbc, Nick Clegg, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Misinformation, Afp, Clegg, Tech Insider


Facebook fires back at damning Wall Street Journal reports that found the company to be 'riddled with flaws'

Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The Wall Street Journal published a series of reports finding Facebook to be "riddled with flaws." The series found the company turns a blind eye to its impact on everything from young girls using Instagram to human trafficking. Facebook just issued a statement calling the series full of "deliberate mischaracterizations." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook fired back at the Wall Street Journal following the newspaper's multi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Bbc, Nick Clegg, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Misinformation, Afp, Clegg, Tech Insider


Facebook slams Wall Street Journal reports as ‘deliberate mischaracterisations’

The company’s vice-president of global affairs said the paper had not presented the whole picture on the ‘difficult issues’Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs, has slammed the Wall Street Journal for reporting that the social media giant was aware of negative impacts of some of its products. Related: Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’ Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, US news, Nick Clegg, Wall Street Journal, Clegg Facebook


Executive coaching for employees is complicated and emotional

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here.  BetterUp, a reskilling and coaching platform for employees before and beyond the C-suite, is getting in touch with its emotions. This week, the richly funded unicorn startup announced a pair of acquisitions in the emotional artificial intelligence and people management space: Motive and Impraise . The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.  BetterUp ann...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Tech, Atlanta, Austin, Reid Hoffman, Casper, Canva, Intuit, Edtech, Mailchimp, Don, Miami Atlanta


Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’

The suffering of the photo-sharing app’s users came into focus this week with the leak of Facebook’s internal research‘I felt my body wasn’t good enough’Emily started using Instagram when she was in her mid-teens and found it helpful at first. She used the photo-sharing app to follow fitness influencers, but what began as a constructive relationship with the platform spiralled into a crisis centred on body image. At 19 she was diagnosed with an eating disorder.“I felt like my body wasn’t good en...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Celebrity, Social Networking, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Health & wellbeing, Young People, Emily


Facebook Removes Network in Germany for Coordinated Social Harm

Facebook frequently shares details on networks that are removed from its platform for coordinated inauthentic behavior, and this week, it added coordinated social harm to the mix. The company defines coordinated inauthentic behavior as the use of Facebook and Instagram accounts, events, groups or pages to mislead people or Facebook about: the identity, purpose or...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Germany, Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Removes Network, Coordinated Social Harm


Surprise surprise: Facebook is ignoring Instagram’s harmful impact on teens

Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that Instagram – the social media platform most used by adolescents – is harmful to teen girls’ body image and well-being but swept those findings under the rug to continue conducting business as usual, according to a Sept. 14, 2021, Wall Street Journal report. Facebook’s policy of pursuing profits regardless of documented harm has sparked comparisons to Big Tobacco, which knew in the 1950s that its products were carcinogenic but pub...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Wall Street Journal, Insider, Big Tobacco, Next Featured


WhatsApp Reinvents the 'Yellow Pages'

WhatsApp is testing a new "Yellow Pages" like feature in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that will let users search for local shops. The Next Web reports: WhatsApp's head, Will Cathcart, announced this feature and said "we've built this in a private way." He claims that the company won't log your location or the businesses you're searching for. If you live in Sao Paulo, you'll be able to search for local shops using WhatsApp Business through the 'Businesses Nearby' menu in the new chat option. For years, Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Indonesia, Tech, Yellow Pages, Sao Paulo, Reuters, Sao Paulo Brazil, Brazil India, Will Cathcart, Matt Idema Facebook


Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram is taking a serious toll on the mental health of teen girls. The flurry of investigative pieces makes it clear that what Facebook says in public doesn’t always reflect the company’s knowledge on known issues behind the scenes. The r...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Mental Health, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, WSJ, Data Security


Facebook spent the equivalent of 319 years labeling or removing false and misleading content posted in the US in 2020

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Facebook spent 2.8 million hours, or approximately 319 years, looking for false or misleading information on its platforms in the US in 2020. Some content that was missed included gang violence, human trafficking, and drug cartels, according to the Wall Street Journal. Some groups that promote hate or violence use fake Facebook and Instagram accounts and Messenger to recruit users. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebo...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Sex Trafficking, US, Trends, Gang, Violence, Wall Street Journal, Fake, Journal, Misinformation, Online Abuse, Misleading, Tech Insider, Fake Accounts


Instagram Boss Says Social Media is Like Cars: People Are Going To Die

An anonymous reader shares a report: Adam Mosseri isn't doing Facebook any favors. The head of Instagram was interviewed on the Recode Media podcast this week following a damning series of articles in the Wall Street Journal based on leaked internal Facebook documents. In the interview with host Peter Kafka, Mosseri attempted to defend the negative effects his platform has on its users by comparing social media to cars. The gist of his argument? Some people are just going to get run over, and th...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Kafka, Adam Mosseri, Recode Media, Mosseri, Instagram Boss Says Social Media, Peter Kafka Mosseri


How to Make Money on Social Media

Social media be it Twitter, Facebook or YouTube have become the most popular platforms by hundreds of millions of users across the world. This has opened up opportunities for businesses to connect with customers, allowing them to maximize the income of their business. In addition, you can use social media sites to also make some money on the side. There are also opportunities to make money through social media without the need to sell anything. In his article, we will help show you the things t...
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Facebook revamps its business tool lineup following threats to its ad targeting business

Facebook today is announcing the launch of new products and features for business owners, following the to its ad targeting business driven by Apple’s new privacy features, which now allow mobile users to opt out of being tracked across their iOS apps. The social networking giant has repeatedly argued that Apple’s changes would impact small businesses that relied on Facebook ads to reach their customers. But it was not successful in getting any of Apple’s changes halted. Instead, the market is...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Messenger, Technology, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Australia, Singapore, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, Canada, United States, Ireland


Leading Thoughts for September 16, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach on the need for flexible thinking: “We must dispel the notion that strong leaders don’t change their positions … or, dare we say, learn. Flipflopping when you have new information – flexing your thinking in an explicable way – is absolutely a hallmark of effective leadership in the face of accelerating change. “Good lead...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Rome, Geoff Tuff, Adrian Goldsworthy, Steven Goldbach, Leading Thoughts


Lawmakers are going after Facebook's development of Instagram for kids, after a report showed it knew the social media app is toxic for teen girls

Lawmakers are coming after Facebook for its Instagram for Kids project after a bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal. SOPA Images/Getty Images Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are calling on Facebook to stop making Instagram for Kids. They're incensed by an investigation that showed Facebook knew Instagram usage is harming teenage girls. Instagram for Kids has received backlash from parents, child safety groups, and lawmakers since it was revealed in March. See more sto...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, Newton, WSJ, Zuckerberg, Democratic, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Markey, Sen Edward Markey, Kathy Castor, Lori Trahan


Congress Will Investigate Claims That Instagram Harms Teens

Two top lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee's panel over consumer protection said they were launching a probe into Facebook after The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the company was aware of the harm Instagram can cause to teenage girls. The Verge reports: Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced their investigation into Facebook in a statement released Tuesday. The senators said that they were in touch with "a Facebook whistleblower" and would seek ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, House, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Federal Trade Commission, House Judiciary Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, Marsha Blackburn R TN, Sens Richard Blumenthal, Ken Buck R CO, Big Tobacco Facebook, Sen Ed Markey D MA Rep Kathy Castor D FL, Lori Trahan D MA


The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug

Daniel Liss Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Liss is the founder and CEO of Dispo, the digital disposable camera social network. More posts by this contributor Move fast and break Facebook: A bull case for antitrust enforcement Today’s real story: The Facebook monopoly The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: Instagram harms teens’ mental health; in fact...
Tags: Health, Social, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Opinion, Government, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Fda


Lawmakers demand answers from Zuckerberg after investigation finds Instagram is toxic for teen girls

The questions follow a Wall Street Journal report about internal research at Facebook on the impact of Instagram on teens.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg


10 things in tech you need to know today

Apple Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Apple unveiled a bunch of new tech yesterday. The company announced its new iPhones (including an iPhone Mini!) with better camera features and battery life. Plus, it released a new Apple Watch with a slew of updates (including that it can tell if you fall off your bike). ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Instagram, Microsoft, New York City, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Databricks, Newsletters, Steve Wozniak, Dara Khosrowshahi


Instagram says it's working on body image issue after report details 'toxic' effect on teen girls

Instagram says it's looking at new ways to discourage users from focusing on their physical appearance after The Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook researchers have repeatedly found that the photo-sharing platform is toxic for teen girls.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn, Wall Street Journal


"And while large accounts specifically known for spreading anti-vaccine messages can be identified and taken down, it’s harder for TikTok, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook (which owns Instagram) to police..."

"... tens of thousands of smaller accounts that might mix in one or two anti-vaccine messages among their normal wellness posts.... Evie Kevish, a CrossFitter and 'certified juice therapist,' who frequently posts on Instagram about which vegetables and fruits she’s juicing, wore a shirt emblazoned with 'VACCINES ARE POISON' in a video she posted on June 27. Tania Khazaal, known online as 'Tania the Herbalist,' often posts self-portraits with long captions about eating non-GMO foods and refusing ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Law, Censorship, Blogging, Bad Science, Don, WaPo, Tania, Ann Althouse, Khazaal, TikTok Twitter YouTube, Evie Kevish, Tania Khazaal


Instagram internal research: ‘We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls’

Facebook isn’t been open about Instagram’s negative influence
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Facebook's Own Research Shows Instagram Is Harmful To Teens, Report Says

In studies conducted over the past three years, Facebook researchers have found that Instagram is "harmful for a sizable percentage" of young users, particularly teenage girls, reported The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. CNET reports: Research presented in 2019 reportedly found that Instagram makes body image issue worse for one in three teen girls. Teens also said Instagram increased rates of anxiety and depression, reported the Journal, citing internal company documents. On Tuesday, Instagram...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Newton, Cnet, Karina Newton


Instagram says it did not remove Britney Spears' account after the singer's profile mysteriously disappeared

Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Britney Spears' Instagram account was deactivated on Tuesday without explanation. Instagram told Insider that the platform didn't take action against the account. It's possible that Spears or someone with her password deleted the account. See more stories on Insider's business page. Britney Spears' Instagram account is gone and it's not entirel...
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