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A new alert on Facebook and Instagram tells people to wear masks in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A new alert on Facebook and Instagram advises users in the US to wear face masks in public. The announcement of the new notice comes as coronavirus cases rise in the US and some states implement regulations requiring face masks in public. While Facebook strives to combat coronavirus misinformation the company refuses to budge on its controversial hate-speech policy, which has led over 500 advertisers to halt their ads on the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More a...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University Facebook, George Floyd


Jeff Bezos' fortune just surpassed $171 billion. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.4 trillion company and became the world's richest man. (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth just reached a new high of $171.6 billion. Bezos founded Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet. Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  These days, Bezos is focused on making Amazon more climate-friendly, growing...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Germany, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Iran, Intel


The biggest companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, Anti-Defamation League, and Sleeping Giants asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the c...
Tags: Firefox, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, John Lewis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Diageo, Unilever, Adidas, Cnn


Mark Zuckerberg urges people to wear a mask to help 'keep this country open' (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg is calling on people to wear masks to help halt the spread of the coronavirus.  "Covid is spreading quickly again and masks help keep people healthy and keep the country open," Zuckerberg wrote in an Instagram caption accompanying a photo of him and his wife, Priscilla Chan, wearing masks. While researchers have found that universal masking could contain the outbreak and eliminate the need for lockdowns, the issue has become politicized, with some Americans claiming a mask mand...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Minneapolis, Youtube, Trends, Ford, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Trump


Facebook says they removed 220 'Boogaloo' groups and 95 Instagram accounts

Weeks after feds said 'Boogaloo' group members used Facebook to plan the murder of a federal agent, Facebook says they have removed 220 Facebook Groups and 95 Instagram accounts associated with the extremist movement. Facebook says 400 additional 'Boogaloo' related groups advocating armed violence that were tangentially associated with the movement would be taken down, too. "Today we are designating a violent U.S.-based anti-government network as a dangerous organization and banning it from ou...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Instagram, Minneapolis, US, US news, Racism, Facebook Groups, Black Lives Matter, Hate, White Supremacists, Brandy Zadrozny, Oakland California, Ben Collins, Santa Cruz County, Carrillo


Leaked documents show how police used social media and private Slack channels to track George Floyd protesters

Leaked documents show how law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody. Police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles, monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on Facebook, the documents show. Records also show law enforcement focusing heavily on perceived threats against officers' lives pos...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Fbi, Department Of Homeland Security, Facebook Snapchat, George Floyd


All of the companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, and Anti-Defamation League asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the content despite re...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, John Lewis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nbc News, US, Trends, Unilever, Cnn, Patagonia, Starbucks, Honda, Naacp, Coca Cola


Facebook will label hateful content by politicians; MediaNama’s take

Facebook will finally start labelling content from politicians that, despite being newsworthy, violates it content policies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday in a Facebook Live session. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook. This announcement came almost a month after Twitter and Facebook chalked out drastically different policies on how to deal with hate speech by politicians, including US President Donald Trump. On...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nazis, India, Advertising, BJP, US, Unilever, Hate Speech, Delhi, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg


Verizon joins the Facebook ad boycott after one of its ads is displayed next to an anti-Semitic conspiracy video

Verizon has pulled its advertising from Facebook, joining a growing list of companies boycotting the social-media firm over its content moderation. A group of six nonprofit organizations started the boycott last week, calling on companies to withdraw their advertising over the spread of hate speech and misinformation on Facebook. On Thursday, June 25, the Anti-Defamation League said it found a Verizon ad next to anti-Semitic video. Verizon's chief media officer said the company was suspending ...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Minneapolis, California, US, Trends, Fema, Patagonia, Naacp, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Ben Jerry, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA


Facebook doubles down on damage control, with Zuckerberg personally addressing major advertisers on its client council as brand boycott intensifies

Mark Zuckerberg this week addressed a group of top-ranking executives from agency holding companies and advertisers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Omnicom Media Group. The companies are part of the client council, a small group of marketing heavyweights from brands and ad agencies that work closely with Facebook on product features and other feedback. He acknowledged the advertisers' concerns over its policies on political-content moderation, explained the company's ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Unilever, Patagonia, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Ben Jerry, Anheuser Busch, Everson, Omnicom Media Group, Carolyn Everson


Facebook doubles down on damage control with Mark Zuckerberg personally addressing major advertisers in its client council as brand boycott intensifies

Mark Zuckerberg this week addressed a group of top-ranking executives from agency holding companies and advertisers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Omnicom Media Group. The companies are part of the client council, a small-knit group of marketing heavyweights from brands and ad agencies who work closely with Facebook on product features and other feedback. He acknowledged the advertisers' concerns over its policies on political content moderation, explained the compan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Unilever, Patagonia, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Ben Jerry, Anheuser Busch, Everson, Omnicom Media Group, Carolyn Everson, George Floyd


Mark Zuckerberg addressed major advertisers as an ad boycott against Facebook gains momentum

Mark Zuckerberg this week addressed a group of top-ranking executives from agency holding companies and advertisers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Omnicom Media Group. The companies are part of the client council, a small-knit group of marketing heavyweights from brands and ad agencies who work closely with Facebook on product features and other feedback. He acknowledged the advertisers' concerns over its policies on political content moderation, explained the compan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Unilever, Patagonia, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Ben Jerry, Anheuser Busch, Everson, Omnicom Media Group, Carolyn Everson, George Floyd


Big outdoor brands join #StopHateForProfit campaign, boycott Facebook and Instagram ads

As corporations fall over themselves to perform their mostly abrupt commitments to racial justice, a few companies are seizing the moment to call out Facebook for its own failings. A handful of the biggest names in outdoor gear have suspended ads across Facebook and Instagram for the month of July as part of #StopHateforProfit, an accountability campaign demanding a set of changes from Facebook around racism, misinformation and other harmful content on its platform. Outdoor retail giants R...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising Tech, America, Tech, Patagonia, Breitbart News, North Face, Rei, Trump, Facebook Instagram, George Floyd


All of the companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, and Anti-Defamation League asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the content despite re...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Minneapolis, Trends, Cnn, Naacp, North Face, Zuckerberg, Rei, Trump, Floyd, Facebook Instagram, Anti Defamation League, Facebook and Twitter, Oren Frank


After 4 years of timidity, Facebook and Twitter are finally taking basic steps to curb Trump's worst instincts

Facebook and Twitter are finally taking measures to curb President Donald Trump's most egregious posts on their platforms. The two companies have variously fact-checked, hidden, or added warning labels to posts and ads from the president over the last month. It is a major shift from their earlier hands-off approach. But the action comes after four years of timidity, when the platforms struggled to regulate a president who regularly violates the norms of responsible free speech. Visit Insider's...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Minneapolis, California, Washington Post, Trends, Cnn, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, University of Warwick, Trump, Donald Trump Trump, Karsten, Carlo Schwarz, George Floyd


Read the memo Facebook is sending to ad agencies as calls for advertisers to boycott the platform in July intensify

Facebook has been reaching out to ad agencies this week after a group of civil rights organizations urged media buyers and brands to stop advertising on the platform in July 2020. The platform has been facing mounting pressure over its content moderation policies and its handling of President Donald Trump's posts after George Floyd's death. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is reaching out to ad agencies as it faces mounting pressure over its content moderation poli...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, United States, Usa Today, Naacp, Donald Trump, Facebook News Feed, Mark, Everson, Carolyn Everson, George Floyd, Elijah Harris, Voting Information Center


The FBI said it used Instagram, Etsy, and LinkedIn to track down a protester in Philadelphia accused of setting a police car on fire

The FBI was able to track down a Philadelphia woman accused of setting fire to a police vehicle through Instagram, Etsy, and LinkedIn, it said in charging documents earlier reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer. After viewing footage of the woman from a television helicopter, agents said they zoomed in on photos and videos of the protest posted on Instagram and Vimeo to track down the woman. They said they traced the T-shirt she had worn to a specific shop on Etsy. Civil rights advocates have ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Etsy, Senate, Trends, Siri, Fbi, Arizona, Philadelphia, Cnet, Philadelphia Inquirer, PAUL, American Civil Liberties Union, Twitter Facebook, Blumenthal, Dallas Police Department


LAPD investigating San Gabriel attorney for allegedly calling for cop killings

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a San Gabriel attorney for allegedly calling on Black protesters to kill police officers and offering to represent anyone who did pro-bono. The Instagram posts allegedly made by attorney Mark McBride have been deleted since Fox 11 LA obtained screenshots of the comments and confronted him about them. McBride’s remarks reportedly were in response to a recent post about excessive use of force by police officers on Blacks. “It won’t stop until blac...
Tags: News, Instagram, Protest, California, Police, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Gop, Lawyers, California Supreme Court, Lapd, Madison, Brad Sherman, Paso Robles, Santa Cruz


Online allyship: a broken game of do like I do

The idea of displaying solidarity by posting a black square on Instagram hijacked the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag with a performative display of allyship The post Online allyship: a broken game of do like I do appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Instagram, Activism, Minneapolis, Revolution, Friday, Blacklivesmatter, White Privilege, Allyship, George Floyd, BlackoutTuesday, Theshowmustbepaused, Performative Allyship, ShareTheMicNow


Black Lives Matter - a photographer's view from the London protests

Photographer Henry J Kamara writes about his experience photographing the Black Lives Matter protest in London last weekend Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Race, UK News, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd, Henry J Kamara


Barbra Streisand Gives Disney Stock To George Floyd’s Daughter Gianna

"I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you," the 6-year-old wrote in an Instagram note to the entertainment legend.
Tags: News, Instagram, Gianna, George Floyd


Color is not a crime: New York's Black Lives Matter street art

Across the US, artists have responded to the death of George Floyd and the ensuing protests with impactful and urgent work. In New York, artworks have appeared supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and remembering the deaths of, among others, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and Eric Garner Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, New York, US, World news, US news, Culture, Street Art, Eric Garner, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor Elijah McClain


Baker Mayfield: If I lose fans for kneeling, that’s OK

Baker Mayfield's offseason motto was "moving in silence." But after the death of George Floyd on May 25, followed by nationwide protests, the Browns quarterback is speaking out. Loudly. And, frankly, he doesn't care what anybody thinks. Mayfield expanded on his earlier Instagram post after receiving flak from some fans for vowing to kneel for [more]
Tags: News, Instagram, Sports, Browns, Mayfield, Baker Mayfield, George Floyd


Capturing the cry for change: photographers on the BLM protests

Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis a huge uproar of protests against racism and police brutality has swept through more than 750 cities and towns all across America. Four black photographers write about their experiences covering the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and what the protests mean to them Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Minneapolis, America, World news, US news, News photography, US policing, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd


Working at TikTok, influencers call out brands, and YouTuber earnings in May

Hi, this is Amanda Perelli welcoming you back to Influencer Dashboard, our weekly rundown of what's new in the influencer and creator economy. TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese internet company ByteDance, is one of hottest tech companies in the world and is staffing up rapidly in the US as its wild growth continues (it even recently snagged Disney exec Kevin Mayer to be its new CEO). This week, my colleague Dan Whateley spoke with a hiring exec at TikTok to see what job applicants can do to...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Youtube, Disney, US, Trends, Chicago, New York Times, Kendall Jenner, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Ba, Black, New Statesman, Jenner, Vincent


Tech's great reopening is here (don't forget to bring your mask)

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: Tech is celebrating the great reopening — whether the coronavirus is onboard or not The last time I rode in an Uber I was on the way to a Warriors basketball game, just before the coronavirus suspended the season several mon...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, China, Ipo, Softbank, US, Trends, Ibm, Airbnb, Jeff Bezos, Alexa


59 former Change.org employees are calling on the company to donate the money it made from its record-breaking 'Justice for George Floyd' petition

More than 50 former Change.org employees have drafted an open letter demanding that the company disclose how much money it raised from its record-breaking "Justice for George Floyd" petition and donate the money to Floyd's family or Black Lives Matter-focused charities. The petition became the most-signed petition in the site's history last week, racking up over 17 million signatures. Change.org urges petition signers to "become a hero" by donating money to "get the petition on the agenda." Bu...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Justice, US, Trends, Black, Business Insider, Floyd, Kellen, Visit Business Insider, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd


A new diverse Instagram influencer group is pitching brands and calling out those that lack representation

Social-media influencer Iesha Vincent (119,000 Instagram followers) recently created a collab group with seven other female travel creators as a way to promote diversity in brand campaigns.  Vincent's group, Babes That Wander, was started in this year, and is actively calling for brands to show with their actions (and not just words) that they support black creators and other creators of color. "The goal is to travel as a group and show brands that we are valuable and our voices matter," said ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, San Francisco, Trends, Thailand, Dallas, Black Lives Matter, Elise, Vincent, Instagram YouTube, Serna, Greta Hollar, Instagram Stories, Eva Gutowski, George Floyd, Iesha Vincent


The top 5 creative brand ideas you need to know about right now: June 9, 2020

Welcome to the top 5 creative brand ideas you need to know about right now. 5. Ben & Jerry’s: ‘Dismantle White Supremacy’ Ben & Jerry’s put out a simple statement on Instagram declaring “We must dismantle white supremacy.” It was accompanied by a company letter listing four steps the country must take in order to do that, including a message to President Trump to disavow white supremacists and nationalist groups and not use Twitter to normalize their agendas.     4. McDon...
Tags: Viola Davis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Advertising, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Nike, Time Magazine, Roger Goodell, Naacp, Trump, McDonald, Floyd, Ben Jerry, National Urban League


Instagram influencer Iesha Vincent has created a new collab group of diverse creators to pitch brands and call out those that lack representation

Social-media influencer Iesha Vincent (119,000 Instagram followers) recently created a collab group with seven other female travel creators as a way to promote diversity in brand campaigns.  Vincent's group, Babes That Wander, was started in this year, and is actively calling for brands to show with their actions (and not just words) that they support black creators and other creators of color. "The goal is to travel as a group and show brands that we are valuable and our voices matter," said ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, San Francisco, Trends, Thailand, Dallas, Black Lives Matter, Elise, Vincent, Instagram YouTube, Serna, Greta Hollar, Instagram Stories, Eva Gutowski, George Floyd, Iesha Vincent



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