SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Agrees Curbs On Paid Influencers, Says U.K. Watchdog

LONDON – Facebook’s Instagram has agreed measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday. Influencers with thousands of followers can earn large fees from companies to promotes a product on Instagram. In what the CMA described as an … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Agrees Curbs On Paid Influencers, Says U.K. Watchdog

NEWS ALERT | Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Misleading Trump Comparison Of COVID-19 To Flue

MILAN – Facebook Inc and Twitter took action on post from U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday for violating their rules against coronavirus misinformation by suggesting the COVID-19 was just like flu. Facebook took the post down but not before it was shared about 26,000 times, data from the company’s metric tool CrowdTangle showed. ‘We … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Misleading Trump Comparison Of COVID-19 To Flue

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Removes Small Pro-Trump Network Based In Romania

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it recently removed a small network of accounts operating from Romania that had been promoting President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign with stories about his support from conservatives, Black Americans, Christians and followers of the QAnon web of baseless conspiracy theories. Many of the 35 Facebook and … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Removes Small Pro-Trump Network Based In Romania

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook, Twitter Pull Trump Posts Over Coronavirus Misinformation

MILAN | ITALY – Facebook Inc. on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are ‘almost … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook, Twitter Pull Trump Posts Over Coronavirus Misinformation

BUSINESS | Facebook Takes EU To Court For Invading Privacy: FT

MILAN – Facebook Inc. has taken the Europe Union to court for invading the privacy of its employees, the Financial Times reported on Monday citing two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The social media company claims EU regulators have asked broad questions beyond the scope of two ongoing antitrust probes, and it has … Continue reading BUSINESS | Facebook Takes EU To Court For Invading Privacy: FT

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Takes Down Accounts And Pages Of Trump Ally Roger Stone

MILAN – Facebook Inc on Wednesday removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week. The social media platform said Stone and his associates, including a prominent supporter of the right-wing Proud Boys group in Stone’s home state Florida, … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Takes Down Accounts And Pages Of Trump Ally Roger Stone

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Suspends Disinformation Network Tied To Staff Of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Facebook Inc on Wednesday suspended a network of social media accounts it said were used to spread divisive political messages online by employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and two of  his sons. The company said that despite efforts to disguise who was behind the activity, it found links to staff … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Suspends Disinformation Network Tied To Staff Of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

ROYALS | Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Support The Facebook Advertising Boycott

The couple has been encouraging CEOs to stand in solidarity with civil rights groups behind the ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign. Prince Harry and Meghan are backing a boycott of Facebook advertising, as they support the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, a source close to the couple has confirmed to T&C outlet. The couple is … Continue reading ROYALS | Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Support The Facebook Advertising Boycott

BUSINESS | Facebook Will Label Newsworthy Posts That Brakes Rules As Ad Boycott Widens

NEW YORK – Facebook Inc said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violate the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians. A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed its new policy would have meant attaching a ling on voting information to … Continue reading BUSINESS | Facebook Will Label Newsworthy Posts That Brakes Rules As Ad Boycott Widens

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook and Instagram Will Allow U.S. Users To Block Political ADS

NEW YORK – Ahead of what’s certain to be a contentious U.S. presidential election, Facebook and Instagram said they will let U.S. users turn off political ads in their feeds. ‘For those of you who’ve already made up your minds and just want the election to be over, we hear you’, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook and Instagram Will Allow U.S. Users To Block Political ADS