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Britney Spears ‘taking a break’ from social media after engagement

Singer posts clarifying message on Twitter after fan confusion over why her Instagram account had disappearedBritney Spears has announced she is “taking a break” from social media following her engagement to her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.The singer caused some confusion on Tuesday when fans noticed her Instagram account had disappeared, initially leading some to believe it had been deactivated. But Spears later clarified she had deleted the account herself: Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Britney Spears, Spears, Sam Asghari

Facebook aware of Instagram’s harmful effect on teenage girls, leak reveals

Social media firm reportedly kept own research secret that suggests app worsens body image issuesFacebook has kept internal research secret for two years that suggests its Instagram app makes body image issues worse for teenage girls, according to a leak from the tech firm.Since at least 2019, staff at the company have been studying the impact of their product on its younger users’ states of mind. Their research has repeatedly found it is harmful for a large proportion, and particularly teenage ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Society, World news, Mental Health, Body Image, Depression, Young People

Social media giants increase global child safety after UK regulations introduced

TikTok, Twitter and Facebook among companies bringing in new measures worldwide that protect childrenTikTok has turned off notifications for children past bedtime, Instagram has disabled targeted adverts for under-18s entirely and YouTube has turned off autoplay for teen users: moves seemingly triggered by Britain introducing a new set of regulations aimed at protecting children online.On Thursday the UK introduced a new set of regulations aimed at protecting children and at a stroke became a gl...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Youtube, Social Media, UK News, World news, Britain, Digital Media, Silicon Valley, TikTok Twitter

Instagram will require users to provide their birthday

Instagram will begin prodding users to share their birthday with the service, if they haven’t already done so. The company today announced it will now start popping up a notification that asks you to add your birthday to “personalize your experience.” But the prompt can only be dismissed a handful of times before becoming a requirement. The move is a part of Instagram’s larger goal to create new safety features aimed at younger users, the company explains. This includes the teen privacy protecti...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Teens, Privacy, Social Networking, Social Networks, Children, Social Media, Tech, Regulations, Mobile Apps, Teenagers

Instagram to ditch swipe-up links and replace them with stickers

Instagram’s swipe-up links in Stories are about to disappear. The app is ditching this format in favor of something new – link stickers. Some users are already seeing the change and using it. However, many have been left without an option to add links to their Stories until the new feature is officially rolled out. […] The post Instagram to ditch swipe-up links and replace them with stickers appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Stories, Social Network, Instagram Stories

A ‘safe space for racists’: antisemitism report criticises social media giants

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok failing to act on most reported anti-Jewish posts, says studyThere has been a serious and systemic failure to tackle antisemitism across the five biggest social media platforms, resulting in a “safe space for racists”, according to a new report.Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok failed to act on 84% of posts spreading anti-Jewish hatred and propaganda reported via the platforms’ official complaints system. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Youtube, Race, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Holocaust, Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube, Antisemitism, Tiktok

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

Social networks’ anti-racism policies belied by users’ experience

Analysis: Twitter, Facebook and others condemn hateful speech, so why is it so easy to find on their sites?The world’s biggest social networks say racism isn’t welcome on their platforms, but a combination of poor enforcement and weak rules have allowed hate to flourish.In the hours after England’s loss to Italy in the European Football Championship, both Twitter and Facebook, which owns Instagram, issued statements condemning the swelling racist abuse. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, England, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Race, Football, Sport, Italy, Twitter Facebook, Tiktok

‘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

Trump’s Facebook ban should not be lifted, network’s oversight board rules

Trump’s account suspended in wake of Capitol attackFormer president also banned from Instagram and TwitterDonald Trump’s Facebook account should not be reinstated, the social media giant’s oversight board said on Wednesday.Facebook suspended Trump’s account after the Capitol attack of 6 January, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed Congress in an attempt to overturn the former president’s defeat by Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Trump was initially suspended from Facebook and Ins...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Congress, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, TwitterDonald Trump

Facebook users to get ‘independent’ appeal hearings against posts

Oversight Board braced for onslaught of cases concerning issues including blasphemy and hate speechFacebook users can now appeal to the company’s quasi-independent Oversight Board to get bad posts removed, the body has announced, in a large expansion of its role just three months after it issued its first findings.From Tuesday, the Board, which is comprised of 20 luminaries from the worlds of law, media and academia that include a former editor of the Guardian and a former prime minister of Denm...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Networking, Society, UK News, Denmark, Board, Oversight Board

Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’

Over 100 Instagram accounts are promoting dangerous antivax views and selling ‘detox’ products, investigation findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid conspiracy theorists are seeking to profit from the millions of followers they have built up on Instagram during the pandemic by marketing health supplements, wellness courses and juicers to them.The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has identified more than 100 Covid conspiracy accounts promoting products to an audi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Networking, Vaccines and immunisation, Facebook Continue, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Coronavirus

Facebook building a version of Instagram for children under 13

Social media giant says it’s exploring introducing a parent-controlled experience that allows kids to ‘safely’ use the photo sharing platformFacebook is considering launching a version of its popular photo social media platform, Instagram, for children under the age of 13.BuzzFeed News first reported Facebook announced in an internal company post that the company would begin building a version of Instagram for people under the age of 13 years to allow them to “safely” use Instagram for the first...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, World news, Australia news

Facebook must tackle 'Spanish-language disinformation crisis', lawmakers say

Campaign comes amid warnings that company removes Spanish misinformation less consistently than English materialMembers of Congress and activist groups have called on Facebook to address its “Spanish-language disinformation crisis”, urging the company to make major policy changes on the platforms it owns. In a new campaign launched on Tuesday, the Democratic representative Tony Cardenas of California and groups including Free Press Action, the Center for American Progress and the National Hispan...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Congress, California, Race, Social Media, US news, Whatsapp, US Congress, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Tony Cárdenas, Free Press Action the Center for American Progress

Why are male politicians in love with topless vaccine selfies? | Priya Elan

Essential to the vaxxie checklist are an off-the-shoulder shirt, Viking-level chest hair and a twinkle in the eyeAre you man enough for a vaxxie (that’s a vaccination selfie to you and me)? That’s the question some of us are asking after having seen a host of politicians pose shirtless while getting their Covid-19 jabs. Not since Vladimir Putin shared those topless holiday pics, perfecting the butterfly stroke and breaking actual twigs with the simple power of his legs, have there been such stra...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Photography, Greece, Social Networking, Vladimir Putin, France, Social Media, Conservatives, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, George Clooney, Morrissey, Coronavirus, Priya Elan

'I get better sleep': the people who quit social media

Soo Youn is considering giving up the apps. She speaks to those who have already taken the plunge – with liberating resultsMy memory and recall are alarmingly good – borderline photographic. But when I used Instagram, I found it would short-circuit my recall in an alarming way. I’d be describing something mid-sentence and I’d just stop speaking, unable to finish. So I rarely use it.But my attention span – and my posture, eyes and sleep – are still being degraded by other technology and my depend...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Life and style, US news, Justine Haupt, Soo Youn

What a great shot! Vaccination selfies become the latest social media hit

A new trend has emerged – public figures posting ‘vaxxies’ showing the moment they received their jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe latest social media trend involves no ice buckets, no filters and certainly no sea shanties. Now celebrities and politicians around the world are vying to post the best “vaxxies” – selfies of the moment they receive their Covid-19 vaccination.While vaxxies send out a strong message that the vaccines are safe, they are also an undenia...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Vladimir Putin, Social Media, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation

Misinformation 'superspreaders': Covid vaccine falsehoods still thriving on Facebook and Instagram

Researchers say big Facebook accounts still condemn vaccines while anti-vaxxers banned from Facebook have fled to InstagramConspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine are still spreading on Facebook and Instagram, more than a month after Facebook pledged it would take them down.Under pressure to contain an avalanche of falsehoods, Facebook announced on 3 December that it would ban debunked claims about the safety and efficacy of vaccines now being distributed worldwide. ...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

Fat felines: we all love a 'chonky' cat – but the online trend has to end

Over the last few years, the internet has thrilled to pictures of chubby pets. But now experts are calling for a new era of cat shaming and determined dieting Name: Fat cats.Age: Probably no older than 10, given their propensity to die young.Appearance: Fat. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cats, Social Networking, Internet, Animals, Pets, Life and style, World news

Facebook to remove false claims about Covid vaccines

Move marks strongest push yet to prevent platform being used for anti-vaccination rhetoricCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFacebook is to begin removing false claims about Covid vaccines, the company has announced, as the UK prepares to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.It is the strongest move yet by Facebook to prevent its platform from being used to promote anti-vaccination rhetoric. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

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

How to Send a Disappearing 'Fleet' on Twitter

After several months in beta, Twitter’s “Fleets” feature is now rolling out to all iOS and Android users. Despite Twitter marketing Fleets as “disappearing” Tweets, they’re really yet another version of the popular “stories” feature found on most social media platforms (including LinkedIn, for some reason), featuring…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Instagram, Social Networking, Stories, Lifehacks, Fleets

How to Use Instagram's New Story Archives Map

Instagram stories have a measly 24-hour lifespan—at least publicly. But the app actually keeps a private archive of all your old story posts that you can access at any time and resurrect them as profile “Highlights.” Digging through your entire story post archive to dredge up highlights can be a pain, but Instagram…Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Social Networking, Lifehacks, Data Privacy, Story Posts

Facebook says it rejected 2.2m ads seeking to obstruct voting in US election

Nick Clegg, Facebook vice president, says social media giant also attached false information warnings to 150m postsA total of 2.2m ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to “obstruct voting” in the upcoming US presidential election, Facebook’s vice president Nick Clegg has said.In addition, warnings were posted on 150m examples of false information posted online, the former British deputy prime minister told French weekly Journal du Dimanche o...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, US, US politics, Nick Clegg, Journal du Dimanche, Nick Clegg Facebook, US elections 2020

Hands on with Telepath, the social network taking aim at abuse, fake news and, to some extent, ‘free speech’

There’s no doubt that modern social networks have let us down. Filled with hate speech and abuse, moderation and anti-abuse tools were an afterthought they’re now trying to cram in. Meanwhile, personalization engines deliver us only what will keep us engaged, even if it’s not the truth. Today, a number of new social networks are trying to flip the old model on its head — whether that’s attempting to use audio for more personal connections, like Clubhouse, eliminate clout chasing, like Twelv, or,...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Networking, Youtube, America, Social Media, Tech, New York Times, Quora, Reddit, Telegraph, Biden, The Washington Post

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

Facebook merges Messenger chat service with Instagram

Users will be able to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for first timeFacebook Messenger and Instagram have merged, more than 18 months after the Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his intention to integrate the two platforms.Instagram’s old direct messaging service, Instagram Direct, has been replaced by Messenger, allowing users to send chats, photos and videos between the two platforms for the first time. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, World news, Whatsapp

Facebook restricts more than 10,000 QAnon and US militia groups

Move is part of a broad Facebook policy shift toward movements with links to violence such as baseless internet conspiracy QanonFacebook has taken down or restricted more than 10,000 groups, pages and Instagram accounts associated with QAnon, US-based militia groups, and organizations that promote violent acts at protests. The moves are the result of a shift in the company’s policy toward movements with links to violence that do not meet the criteria for an outright ban.Facebook will still allow...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, US, US news, QAnon, QanonFacebook

Facebook and Instagram ban antisemitic conspiracy theories and blackface

Decision comes after criticism of slow response to Wiley’s antisemitic posts Conspiracy theories about Jewish people “controlling the world” are to be explicitly banned from Facebook and Instagram for the first time, after the company announced an update to its content policies on Tuesday.The ban on “certain kinds of implicit hate speech” would also include content depicting blackface, Facebook’s vice-president of integrity, Guy Rosen, said. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Wiley, Antisemitism, Guy Rosen

Revealed: QAnon Facebook groups are growing at a rapid pace around the world

Guardian investigation finds the Facebook communities are gaining followers as Twitter cracks down on QAnon contentNew and established QAnon groups on Facebook are growing at a rapid pace and helping to spread the baseless and dangerous conspiracy theory to new countries around the world, a Guardian investigation has found.The Guardian has documented more than 170 QAnon groups, pages and accounts across Facebook and Instagram with more than 4.5m aggregate followers. The Guardian has also documen...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, World news, US news, The Guardian, Facebook Continue, QAnon, QAnon Facebook

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