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TikTok may be edging closer to a sale

The Verge reports: "In November, we talked here about how some of the threats against TikTok were starting to add up. National security officials...

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media

TechCrunch reports: "Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to intentionally misleading deepfakes and heavily manipulated...

Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos...

TechCrunch reports: "After acquiring Ukraine startup Looksery in 2015 to supercharge animated selfie lenses in Snapchat — arguably changing the filters game for all...

ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a deepfakes maker

TechCrunch reports: "TikTok parent company ByteDance has built technology to let you insert your face into videos starring someone else. TechCrunch has learned that...

How This Social Media Agency Is Revolutionizing The Influencer Marketing Landscape

Forbes reports: "Is influencer marketing becoming a strategy of the past? Are influencers worth what brands pay them to endorse their products?" Read more

Facebook Fined Yet Again Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Forbes reports: "Brazil has fined Facebook 6.6 million reais ($1.64 million) for improper sharing of user data. The fine is the latest penalty levied...

Apple, Facebook Among Tech Giants Facing Harsh Regulatory Environment in Russia...

Billboard reports: "U.S. media and tech giants are likely to face increased pressure in Russia next year as various laws are being tightened." Read more

16 predictions for social networks in 2020

The Verge reports: "And just like that, we’ve reached the final issue of the year — and also, somehow, the decade. As is tradition...

Facebook acquires cloud gaming service PlayGiga

The Verge reports: "Facebook has acquired the Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga, which previously offered its services across Italy, Argentina, Chile, and Spain. The...

Subscription-based social network MeWe launches premium features and a business product

TechCrunch reports: "MeWe, the subscription-based social network that emphasizes privacy and bills itself as the anti-Facebook, is launching a premium tier of its service...