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Why platforms aren’t taking down deceptive political videos

The Verge reports: "Say you run a large social network in which your most zealous users frequently discuss their politics. In 2020, one way...

FTC to examine every acquisition by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and...

TechCrunch reports: "Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google do not always disclose every acquisition they make, especially when the companies in question are little...

Social media boosting service exposed thousands of Instagram passwords

TechCrunch reports: "A social media boosting startup, which bills itself as a service to increase a user’s Instagram followers, has exposed thousands of Instagram...

TikTok Trial & Error: How Tunecore Artists Are Embracing the Platform

Hypebot reports: "The world of social media moves at a breakneck pace, as is demonstrated by TikTok’s meteoric rise to popularity. Now an invaluable...

How Social Media Is Helping Execs Bond With Artists — And...

Billboard reports: "In early 2019, Columbia Records chairman/CEO Ron Perry DM’d Lil Nas X on Instagram. The rising artist wasn’t responding to Columbia’s A&R...

Facebook’s dodgy defaults face more scrutiny in Europe

TechCrunch reports: "Italy’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched proceedings against Facebook for failing to fully inform users about the commercial uses it makes...

Gen Z Consumers Prioritize Original Content in Buying Decisions: Vice Media...

Billboard reports: "The results of a new study conducted by Vice Media Group for Ontario Creates -- the government agency that provides potential funding...

Facebook accused of shutting out mobile competitors in lawsuit

The Verge reports: "Facebook is facing a Class Action Complaint from mobile app developers that allege the company revoked access to data in an...

Instagram starts bringing DMs to the web

The Verge reports: "Instagram is finally bringing direct messages to the web. Starting today, a “small percentage” of the platform’s global users will be...

Instagram’s Growth Is Slowing, Which Is Bad News For Artists

Hypebot reports: "Up to now, Instagram has been a valuable platform for bands and artists, but news that growth of the platform’s music-focused user...