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

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

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

SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Influencer Gets Four Years In Prison For Illegal Cosmetic Procedures

A German Instagram influencer has been sentenced to four years in prison for conducting illegal beauty treatments. Michael Rehaag, a spokesperson at the district court in Bochum, told CNN the 29-year-old woman confessed to injecting hyaluronic acid as “filler” into the lips and noses of at least 35 women. The pregnant social media star, who … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Influencer Gets Four Years In Prison For Illegal Cosmetic Procedures

INNOVATE | They Left Facebook To Make An App That Will Spice Up Your Instagram Stories

The lead developers behind social media tools like Instagram Stories and Boomerang left their jobs to build new features for the very tools they created. A group of former Instagram and Facebook employees have rolled out a new app called Chroma Stories that capitalizes on social media trends at a pace far faster than what’s … Continue reading INNOVATE | They Left Facebook To Make An App That Will Spice Up Your Instagram Stories

ENTERTAINMENT | Jennifer Aniston Broke Instagram With Her Debut

MILAN/ITALY - - Jennifer Aniston’s debut on Instagram started with a bang – by crashing the app. There were so many people excited to finally follow her that it caused issues for the platform. “We are aware that some people were having issues following Jen’s profile”, a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Jennifer Aniston Broke Instagram With Her Debut

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Is Rolling Out A Test To Hide Your Likes

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – For the past decade, “likes” had been the chief currency of Facebook. It’s the way we’ve determined how many people think out babies are cute, believe our jokes are funny and recognize our new jobs are impressive. Facebook itself  has been so synonymous with likes that the thumbs up icon for … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Is Rolling Out A Test To Hide Your Likes

SPORT | F1 Leader Hamilton No Longer A Follower On Instagram

MILAN, ITALY, September 21, 2019 - Lewis Hamilton leads the way in Formula One and the Mercedes driver is not a follower on social media platform Instagram either after changing his routine. The Briton told reporters on Thursday that a decision to delete all the account he follows had made a significant difference to his … Continue reading SPORT | F1 Leader Hamilton No Longer A Follower On Instagram

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS: Have We Stopped Believing?

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - Last month, Nashville Instagrammer Tiffany Mitchell posted photographs of herself lying by the side of the road. She wrote that they were taken following a motorbike accident. But after an initial wave of sympathy from her (then) 211,000 followers, the doubtful comments began to trickle in. and then the floodgates truly … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS: Have We Stopped Believing?