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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

I tried hacking my life with Instagram gadgets. Did it work?

Over the course of the pandemic, I’ve been assailed by targeted ads for ‘life-changing’ products – so I put a selection of them to the testIf, like me, you’ve been involuntarily participating in this wild ride people are calling “the pandemic”, you may have experienced the same embarrassing urge as I have. Which is to fill the wide, empty void in your life with things: gadgets, gizmos, subscriptions, speakers, a little brush for your facial hair. Buying stuff online is, simply put, something to ...
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Life and style, World news, US news

Watch Digital Dancers Electrify the Streets of Istanbul

Are you open to the idea of otherworldly beings moving amongst us, benign but unseen? Director Gökalp Gönen seems to be in the above video for jazz innovator Ilhan Ersahin’s “Hurri-Mitanni” (Good News). Things kick off in a decidedly low key manner—a young woman sets off for a nighttime stroll through the streets of Istanbul, her face deliberately obscured by a snugly tied black and white cloth. Turning a corner, she passes an anonymous figure, wrapped head to toe in similar stripes. Do...
Tags: Travel, Google, Technology, Instagram, College, Dance, Animation, Istanbul, Harlem, Facebook Twitter, Ayun Halliday, İlhan Erşahin, Gonen, Gökalp Gönen, Sophia Topkaki

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

Twitter Debuts Coward Mode

Great news for chickens: It’s now easier than ever to pretend you never posted that cringe to Twitter, which is rolling out a new, Instagram Stories-like type of post that auto-deletes after 24 hours. These are called Fleets, which is slightly confusing until you realize it’s a bad pun.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, News, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Tweeting, Jack Dorsey, Fleets

If You Can't Beat Them, Make Some Shit Up About Them and Hope It Goes Viral

Your feeds are not currently full of news about the ongoing civil war between the Real American Front and the Alliance to Restore Democracy. In fact, there’s barely any Second American Civil War going on at all, which is to say that things could theoretically be going a lot worse after November 3 than your relatives,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin, Joe Biden, Airbnb, Election, Donald Trump, Hoaxes

7 virtual staging services to increase your listing’s appeal

Virtual staging is becoming increasingly in demand — and for good reason. Not only is it more cost-effective and convenient, it also dramatically enhances the property's digital aesthetic appeal. Here are a few firms that do it right.
Tags: Art, Photography, Video, Technology, Listings, Service, Radio, Agent, Brokerage, Select, Virtual Tours, 360 Tours, Luxury Staging, Virtual furniture, Virtual staing

This is the message Facebook and Instagram will display when a presidential election winner is projected

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images Notifications on Facebook and Instagram will name the projected presidential winner once most major media outlets have picked either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, Facebook announced Thursday night. Messages will run across the top of both platforms, and labels on posts from both Trump and Biden will include the name of the projected winner, Facebook said. Facebook, which owns Instagram, is awaiting projections from the decision desks of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Associated Press, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Tech Insider

Election results: How Twitter, Facebook plan to block misinformation

Twitter says it will remove or add a warning to tweets that declare election wins before official results are declared, as determined by national media outlets.When Twitter users try to retweet, the company will show them a prompt encouraging them to "quote tweet" (and thereby add their own commentary) instead, a move designed to slow the spread of misinformation.Facebook plans to display election results, as determined by national media outlets, on posts from candidates who contest the results ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Technology, Instagram, US, Social Media, United States, Innovation, Election 2020, Twitter Facebook, Facebook and Twitter, ABC News The Associated Press CBS News CNN, HQ Fox News, Facebook Similar to Twitter Facebook

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

Cleaning up: the social media stars making housework cool

Donning the Marigolds need not be a chore, according to a new breed of influencers who say cleaning is fun and aspirationalThere were fears that this autumn’s bumper crop of books would see some titles overlooked – but one volume definitely didn’t get brushed under the carpet. This Is Me by Sophie Hinchliffe, better known as the Instagram cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, was the runaway hit of Super Thursday on 1 October, fighting stiff competition from almost 800 other hardbacks published that day...
Tags: Health, Books, UK, Technology, Instagram, Women, Life and style, Society, Culture, Mrs Hinch, Sophie Hinchliffe, Hinch Army

‘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

Facebook to ban QAnon-themed groups, pages and accounts in crackdown

Policy update comes after the company’s initial attempt failed to stem misinformation and harm from the conspiracy movementFacebook will ban any groups, pages or Instagram accounts that “represent” QAnon, the company announced Tuesday, in a sharp escalation of its attempt to crack down on the antisemitic conspiracy movement that has thrived on its platform.The policy will apply to groups, pages or Instagram accounts whose names or descriptions suggest that they are dedicated to the QAnon movemen...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, US news, QAnon

Instagram celebrates its 10th birthday with a map of your old Stories, custom home-screen icons, and anti-bullying warnings

Getty Images / picture alliance / contributors Instagram has introduced a range of new features on its 10th birthday, including a "Stories Map," two new anti-bullying measures, and custom home-screen icons. The Stories Map shows users when and where their Stories from the past three years were taken. Instagram is also now hiding comments it thinks are similar to ones previously flagged as abusive. As well as these new features, Instagram has started labelling some accounts as "state-contr...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Birthday, Instagram App, Tech Insider, Anti-bullying, Kate Duffy, Social Media Crackdown, Facebook in Labels

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

The rise of the Covid robots – in pictures

In an age of social distancing, machines are being used for everything from cleaning to taking temperaturesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Science, Technology, World news, Robots, Coronavirus outbreak

The 10 most influential women in tech right now

The tech industry may be dominated by men in terms of numbers, but there are lots of brilliant women in leadership positions that are changing the landscape.The women on this list are founders of companies dedicated to teaching girls to code, innovators in the fields of AI, VR, and machine learning, leading tech writers and podcasters, and CEOs of companies like YouTube and Project Include.This list is by no means all-encompassing. There are many more influential women in tech that you should ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, Stanford, White House, Entrepreneur, United States, Harvard University, Porsche, New York Times, Innovation, Reddit, Cbs

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

30% of agents plan to decrease ad spend on Zillow,

Curaytor co-founders say agents are starting to realize they "do not need a middleman" and can go to direct to consumers.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Radio, Video Ads, Agent, Zillow, Trulia, Branding, Retargeting, Chris Smith, Geotargeting, Select,, Ad Spending,

[PODCAST] 10 Skills You Need if You Don’t Want to Be Replaced by Robots

  10 Skills You Need if You Don’t Want to be Replaced by Robots We have a lot of conversations about what tech will do to work… and obviously, it’s already happening and has been happening for generations. This is about way more than just iPhones and Instagram, fam. This goes back to the Industrial […]
Tags: Technology, Featured, News, Instagram, Podcasts, Recruiting, Automation, Branding, Blog Posts, Hr Technology, Sourcing, RecruitingLive! with William Tincup

Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

By STAN CHOE | AP Business Writer NEW YORK — President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a US company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns. The announcement comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions that if put in place could eventually make it nearly impossible for TikTok fans to use th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Politics, New York, Texas, Technology, News, Instagram, China, US, Walmart, Sport, Social-media, Soccer, United States, Commerce

President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I have given the deal my blessing,” as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump reportedly said. The spinout of TikTok’s U.S. operations from its parent company Byte...
Tags: TC, Texas, Technology, Instagram, White House, China, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Companies, Software, United States, Telecommunications, Aclu, President

Let tech lead! How to get more clients in 2021

Using technology in conjunction with your existing marketing efforts is sure to make lead generation, qualification and management much easier. Here's how you can harness the power of tech to your advantage.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Marketing, Tech, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Service, Radio, Agent, Branding, Brokerage, Select, Chatbots, Marketing & Branding Month, Theme-month-202009

Meet Rachael, the World’s First Fully Automated Autonomous 3D Design Influencer on Instagram

Built with Unreal Engine 4, her capabilities are specially designed to create “likeable” images representing popular visual languages on the platform. Since May 2020, she has been posting to the Instagram account @rachaellic one new image per day. She will continue posting without any human intervention, as long as the computer she is running on is online. More: Instagram... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Instagram, Engine, 3D, Ai, Unreal, Rachael, Dreamy, Neuro

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

How to monitor your brand without spending major coin

How do you monitor your brand? You’re a busy entrepreneur, who probably doesn’t have time to get bogged down in minutiae of scouring the internet, looking for brand mentions. Here are a few (mostly free) shortcuts.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Instagram, Opinion, Marketing, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Select, Jay Thompson, Brand Monitoring, Marketing & Branding Month

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 Is Sliding Into Instagram's DMs. Literally.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made it no secret that he wants all of the company’s apps to be one big happy family. However, that’s easier said than done, especially considering that many people who use Instagram, Facebook’s crown jewel, don’t want to go anywhere near the big blue app. It may be a little bit harder…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Networks, Instagram Facebook

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 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

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