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Facebook says some misinformation and racism will 'inevitably' always exist on its platforms

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. Reuters/Erin Scott Facebook's CEO said moderating content is like fighting crime. Instagram's leader similarly said that some racism will "inevitably" exist online. Their comments show that Facebook may never fully weed out harmful content on its platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Facebook executives on Thursday addr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Internet, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Selena Gomez, Biden, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, House Financial Services Committee


Trouble in fandom paradise: Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature

The Tumblr community often refers to itself as the Wild West of the internet, and they’re not wrong. A text post with over 70,000 notes puts it best: “Tumblr is my favorite social media site because this place is literally uninhabitable for celebrities. No verification system, no algorithm that boosts their posts, it’s a completely lawless wasteland for them.” But like any social media company, Tumblr needs to keep itself afloat in order for its users to continue sharing esoteric fan art, incomp...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Post, Instagram, Youtube, Wordpress, Neil Gaiman, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Mit, Software, Reddit, Tumblr


How to go live on Instagram and broadcast video in real time to your followers

It's easy to go live on Instagram with friends. Shutterstock You can go live on Instagram by scrolling to the "Live" tab on the "New Post" page. When you're live, all your followers will be notified and can view your live video in real time. You can also go live together with a friend, or request to join a friend's live video. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram launched its live video feature in late 2016. Since then, the social media com...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Tech Insider, Instagram Live, Meira Gebel, Instagram Reels, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Social Media (Reference


Instagram confirms test of new anti-harassment tool, Limits, designed for moments of crisis

Instagram head Adam Mosseri confirmed the company is testing a new feature called “Limits,” which would give users the ability to temporary lock down their accounts when they’re being targeted by a flood of harassment. The announcement of the new feature was made today during a video where Mosseri condemned the recent racism that took place on Instagram’s platform following the Euro 2020 final, and noted the company was working on improvements to both internal and customer-facing tools to help a...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, England, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Mit, Emoji, Adam Mosseri, Matt Navarra, Mosseri, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka Marcus Rashford


How to make your Instagram private and hide your account from anyone who doesn't follow you

It's easy to put your Instagram on private. Delmaine Donson/Getty Images You can make your Instagram private on a mobile device or a desktop computer. When you make Instagram private, you keep current followers but have to approve all new follower requests. Once your Instagram is private, anyone who doesn't follow you won't be able to see your posts or stories. This story is part of Business Insider's Guide to Instagram. By default, Instagram accounts are set to be public...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Social Media (Reference, Privacy Click Privacy Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Security Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


Facebook Just Blocked the #VaccinesKill Hashtag Two Years Too Late

At least two years after it would have been politically prudent to do so, Facebook moved to block content under the #VaccinesKill hashtag on Wednesday. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Hashtag, Software, Computing, Biden, Operating Systems, Jen Psaki, Fake News, Video Software, Pseudohistory, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Covid 19 Misinformation


Zebra raises $1.1M in a pre-seed round for messaging that pairs photos with voice chat

A new voice-based social app that cites Clubhouse as its biggest inspiration offers a playful new way to stay in touch with close friends and family. Zebra leaves video out of the equation altogether, inviting users to snap on-the-fly photos and send them off paired with casual voice updates. Zebra focuses on asynchronous sharing, but it also lets users call one another if they’re both already hanging out on the app. The result is a fun and casual way to stay in touch for anyone who doesn’t feel...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Instagram, Social Networking, Berlin, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Line, Messaging Apps, Clubhouse


Digital audiences swell, but there may be trouble ahead

Social media user growth continues, but policy changes may impact marketers’ ability to take full advantage. Despite the rapid increases in digital adoption and use that we’ve seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago, the latest update in the Global Digital Reports series reveals that digital growth rates remain elevated as we move into the second half of 2021. Our Digital 2021 July Global Statshot Report – published in partnership with Hootsuite and We A...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Japan, Usa, UK, Instagram, Internet, Youtube, Mexico, China, Germany, Singapore


Instagram Is Rolling Out a Sensitive Content Control Option

Seeking to give users ever-increasing control over their scrolling experiences, Instagram on Tuesday unveiled plans to debut a Sensitive Content Control option that will allow users to better control which content appears in their Explore feeds.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, News Feed, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Mobile Software, Video Software, Blog Hosting Services, Technology Internet, Privacy Concerns With Facebook, Privacy Concerns With Social Networking Services


Instagram adds new controls for limiting ‘sensitive’ content in the Explore tab

Instagram is giving its users a tiny bit more power to see what they want — and not see what they don’t want — in its content discovery hub. The company introduced a new toggle called “Sensitive Content Control” on Tuesday that allows anyone to screen posts that it thinks could be offensive, hiding them from the Explore tab. The new feature appears in the settings menu and lets users choose to either allow more content that could be “upsetting or offensive,” limit that content or “limit even mor...
Tags: Social, TC, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Software, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Social Software, Like Button, Nicholas Williams, Content Moderation


Instagram adds new controls for limiting sexual and violent content in the Explore tab

Instagram is giving its users a tiny bit more power to see what they want — and not see what they don’t want — in its content discovery hub. The company introduced a new toggle called “Sensitive Content Control” on Tuesday that allows anyone to screen posts that it thinks could be offensive, hiding them from the Explore tab. The new feature appears in the settings menu and lets users choose to either allow more content that could be “upsetting or offensive,” limit that content or “limit even mor...
Tags: Social, TC, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Software, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Social Software, Like Button, Nicholas Williams, Content Moderation


Instagram mulls iPhone widget for easier account switching

Instagram is reportedly developing an iPhone widget that would make it a lot easier to switch between multiple accounts.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Widget


Instagram ‘pushes weight-loss messages to teenagers’

Researchers find minimal interactions by teen users can trigger a deluge of thin-body and dieting imagesInstagram’s algorithms are pushing teenage girls who even briefly engage with fitness-related images towards a flood of weight-loss content, according to new research which aimed to recreate the experience of being a child on social networks.Researchers adopting “mystery shopper” techniques set up a series of Instagram profiles mirroring real children and followed the same accounts as the volu...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Digital Media


Can you see who views your TikTok videos? No, but here's what you can see on the social media app

NurPhoto / Contributor/Getty Images You can't see who views your TikTok videos, as the app lacks such a feature. TikTok offers users the ability to see how many times their video has been watched, but does not show which individual users or accounts view it. Early TikTok users were able to see who viewed their profile, but TikTok is one of many social media apps whose policies and features are continually changing. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It'...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Tech Insider, Video App, Tiktok, Meira Gebel, TikTok Pro, Tech Reference, Tech How To, TikTok Video, Social Media (Reference


Facebook rejects Joe Biden's claim it's 'killing people' with misinformation, saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has dropped by 50%

President Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Joe Biden said vaccine misinformation on platforms like Facebook is "killing people." Facebook responded by saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has fallen 50% since April 2020. Facebook said Biden is trying to blame it for missing his goal of 60% vaccination by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is firing back at Joe Biden for claiming the social me...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, University Of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, Kennedy, Rosen, Tom Williams


Ofcom chief slams social media giants over Euro 2020 racist messages

Melanie Dawes vows to weed out online abuse and enforce new powers to fine platforms for slow responseThe head of Britain’s communications regulator will vow to take on social media firms over their failure to weed out online abuse this week, as she condemns their lack of success in dealing with the racism aimed at three England footballers.The abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after they missed penalties in England’s Euro 2020 final loss has led to a huge outpouring o...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, England, Instagram, Race, Football, Social Media, UK News, Britain, Ofcom, Marcus Rashford, Online Abuse, Bukayo Saka, Melanie Dawes, Marcus Rashford Jadon Sancho


Do I look cheugy in this? What can a gen Z makeover teach me about life?

With a new generation fuelling fashion, protest and popular culture, is it time for millennials like me to move over? A panel of young trailblazers give me a glow up – and some lessons in activismI am sitting cross-legged on the floor, wearing a bucket hat, trying to be chill. I rest my chin in my hands and try to think chill thoughts, which is hard, because I am wearing mint flatform Crocs, studded with pineapples and watermelons, and a fluffy green knit that feels more like a pet than a cardig...
Tags: Fashion, Technology, Media, Instagram, US, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Digital Media, Social trends, Pew Research Center, Crocs, Tiktok


How to delete a comment on Instagram, or hide and restrict comments

There's a few different ways to delete or hide comments on Instagram. Marko Geber/Getty Images You can delete a comment on Instagram if you've written it on someone else's post, or if someone else has written it on your post. You can also hide offensive comments, or block certain users' comments on your posts. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Social media may be forever, but a comment with a typo, or one that you regret posting, doesn't hav...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Instagram App, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Eliza Goodwin, Marko Geber Getty, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Social Media (Reference, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider How, Privacy Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


How to block or unblock someone on Instagram from Settings or from the user's profile

It's easy to unblock a user on Instagram, either from Settings or from that user's profile. SOPA Images/Getty Images You can unblock someone on the Instagram app from Settings or their profile. When you unblock someone on Instagram, they can message you and view your profile if it's public. Blocked Instagram users are unable to see your posts and stories, message you, or follow you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram is a great place to sh...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Blocking, Instagram App, Tech Insider, Meira Gebel, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Social Media (Reference, Privacy Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


How to remove followers on your Instagram account without them finding out

It's easy to remove specific followers from your followers list on Instagram. d3sign/Getty Images You can remove followers on Instagram so that they can no longer view your content. You can remove a follower from your Followers list on your profile, or from the follower's profile. When you remove a follower, they aren't notified of the change, but they can still request to follow you back. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you want to prevent cer...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Steven John, Instagram App, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider, Social Media (Reference, Followers Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider


White House turns up heat on COVID ‘disinformation dozen’

By Donie O’Sullivan | CNN The White House turned up the pressure on Silicon Valley to get a handle on vaccine misinformation Thursday, specifically singling out 12 people one group dubbed the “disinformation dozen,” saying they were responsible for a great deal of misinformation about Covid-19. “There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. That statistic is from the nonprofit Center f...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Instagram, White House, Russia, Sport, Social-media, Cnn, Soccer, Glendale, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Red Cross, Npr


Olivia Rodrigo visits the White House to help boost COVID-19 vaccine push among younger Americans

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo speaks at the beginning of the daily briefing at the White House on July 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House to meet with President Biden and Dr. Fauci in a push to vaccinate younger Americans. Rodrigo spoke at a Wednesday White House press briefing, expressing excitement at the vaccination push. Biden is pushing to inoculate more Americans, with vaccination rates having stalled in recent weeks. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Cdc, White House, Disney, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Disney Channel, Rodrigo, Southern California, Fauci


Facebook will lure creators with $1 billion in payments

Facebook just announced plans to pay content creators more than $1 billion by the end of next year through new bonus programs designed to keep creatives plugged into its app ecosystem. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg first announced the new funding to “reward creators for great content” on his Facebook page. The company will pay creators through a series of new bonus initiatives across Facebook and Instagram which are “seasonal, evolving and expanding over time.” The bonus programs will...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Stars, Snapchat, United States, Creators, Facebook Facebook, Mobile Applications, US Pinterest


Fleets* Is Dead (*Fleets Was Twitter's Answer to Instagram Stories Which Was Instagram's Answer to Snapchat Which Was Silicon Valley's Answer to Dick Pics)

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it is killing its Fleets feature, which I honestly forgot existed. The news will matter to the minuscule gaggle of insufferable Twitter superusers who posted Fleets and literally no one else. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Stories, Dick, Operating Systems, Vertical Video, Dick Pics, Snap Inc, Video On Demand Services, Brandi Levy


Facebook employees are reportedly begging the company to do more about racist comments attacking English soccer players after the team lost the Euro Cup final

Bukayo Saka on July 11, 2021. LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Employees are frustrated with Facebook as racist comments fill Black soccer players' accounts. Employees said the company needs to act faster and "can't be seen as complicit in this." One employee said they've reported so many comments that they are now disabled from doing so. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook employees are begging the company to take more aggressive action agains...
Tags: Facebook, England, News, Instagram, Mac, Sports, Trends, Social Media, Racism, Employees, Donald Trump, Rashford, Marcus Rashford, Tech Insider, Saka, Content Moderation


WhatsApp is a step closer to bringing Snapchat-style disappearing photos and videos to iPhones

The new update, entitled "View Once," will be available for all iOS beta users. Thiago Prudêncio / SOPA Images: LightRocket via Getty Images WhatsApp rolled out disappearing photos and videos to iOS beta testers on Friday. View Once lets users send photos and videos that vanish from chats after a single view. View Once continues Facebook's push to mirror popular features of Snapchat. See more stories on Insider's business page. WhatsApp is a step closer to bringing disappearing pho...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Weekend BI UK, Thiago Prudêncio, Zahra Tayeb, LightRocket


‘Where else can I make a month’s rent in two days?’: the unlikely stars of OnlyFans

Clarita needed to put herself through nursing school; Lex wanted to boost his income as a labourer – now they are erotic influencers on the subscriber siteIn many ways, Lex Lederman, 28, is a classic American family man. He owns a farm in New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife and three children (plus a sizable company of chickens, pigs and geese). He’s teaching himself home renovation (plumbing, electrics, how to lay floors) and regularly helps out with homeless food charities, refugee rel...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, New Hampshire, Pornography, Lex, Clarita, Tim Stokely, Lex Lederman


5 Ideas for Your Small Business Digital Marketing Strategy

Digital marketing is a pivotal part of most modern business success. While it may be a powerful marketing tool, creating an effective digital marketing strategy can feel overwhelming. Here are a few ideas to help you pull together an effective strategy for your online marketing activities. 1. Assess and Strategize First Before you start spending money, you need to slow down and consider what your marketing strategy is in the first place. For many SMBs (small- and medium-sized businesses), the...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Digital, Sales, Social Media, Startup, Ppc, Nano, Local Marketing, Don, Pew Research, Small Business Operations, Small Business Digital Marketing Strategy, Hennessey Digital, Leverage Influencers Digital, Track Metrics Marketing


Trump allies' new anti-censorship app for conservatives has already been overrun with porn, reports say

A screenshot of GETTR. Apple App Store GETTR, a social media app set up by a former Trump aide, officially launches on July 4. The anti-Twitter platform has already been flooded with pornographic spam comments, reports say. Despite its objection to censorship, GETTR said it reserves the right to "address" lewd content. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new, anti-censorship social media platform set up by Donald Trump's former aides has already been overrun with porn, r...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Instagram, Censorship, Trends, Social Media, Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, News UK, Reddit, App Store, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Jones, Miller, Trump



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