Why some experts say it's time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts

As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech. Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2019-05-22 08:00:00 UTC ]
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That 'holiday gift exchange' Facebook post is technically an illegal scam

Sorry to be a grinch, but that viral Facebook post going around about a gift exchange is against the law. You've probably seen something like this in your newsfeed: Sometimes the message varies: You're sending a bottle of wine or a book or it includes the men on the holiday fun. But the gist is... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In the shadow of Facebook, Twitter loses traction with publishers

Social publishing is becoming a zero-sum game. As media companies clamor for readers on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, Twitter is losing the attention battle. Publishers are waking up to the fact that Twitter doesn't have the audience scale, visual storytelling tools and ad products that the... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ACLU: Police use Twitter, Facebook data to track protesters

According to an ACLU blog post published on Tuesday, law enforcement officials implemented a far-reaching surveillance program to track protesters in both Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD during their recent uprisings and relied on special feeds of use... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Donald Trump's video apology goes out over Facebook, Twitter

Hours after the Washington Post published a video of Donald Trump in 2005 stating, among other things, that "And when you're a star, they let you do it...You can do anything. Grab them by the p---y," the candidate issued a video response that went ou... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Forbes got readers to double the time spent per post on mobile

For most news publishers, their audiences increasingly prefer visiting them on mobile devices. Forbes faced this problem acutely, with half its audience coming to it on mobile devices. So it created card-like formats to replace text-based stories. The financial news publisher said its new... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What happens to a person's Facebook posts after they die? One artist is using them to build digital memorials

On Sunday, I attended my funeral. It was a short ceremony, held in a small auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The pastor who led it made note of my professional accomplishments. He also cited my habit of eating straight out of the bulk bins at Sprouts. The ceremony ended with a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook 'anti-spam systems' blocked Democrat emails dump

Facebook says its anti-spam filters were to blame for its website briefly blocking access to internal emails from US Democratic Party committee members published by Wikileaks. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2016-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Time Out has prioritized Facebook Live, Tumblr and Snapchat on social

Time Out is building out its social content distribution strategy, pinpointing Tumblr video, Facebook Live and Snapchat as priorities for growth. The publisher's internal mantra of "Discover, Look, Share," which it applies to all its online content, translates well to tools like Facebook's... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook news feed changes to rank posts from friends and family above 'liked' pages

Facebook will make changes to its news feed rankings, highlighting posts from friends and family over those from publishers and brand pages that users have "liked". Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2016-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook to Push Friends' Posts Higher, Likely to Publishers' Detriment

It's a fact: Most publishers rely on Facebook for a significant portion of their referral traffic. As such, they watch carefully as Facebook makes decisions about what kind of content to prioritize in the all-important News Feed product that is at the center of the social network.On Wednesday,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook tests News Feed-only posts that avoid your Timeline

Being able to hide a Facebook update after it posts isn't entirely new, but the social network is testing a way to let users keep things from ever hitting their Timeline. A "Hide From Your Timeline" checkbox will allow you to only publish something i... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers’ Facebook videos are shared 7 times more than links

Publishers are addicted to the video format on Facebook, and it's easy to see why: they get much higher engagement on video posts than they do on article links, according to an analysis of NewsWhip data. The problem is that publishers have less ability to monetize the video they post to... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling posts letters of rejection on Twitter to help budding authors

Harry Potter writer shares publishers’ brush-offs for first Robert Galbraith novel in attempt to to inspire other authorsThe Harry Potter author JK Rowling has shared some withering rebuffs publishers sent to her alter ego Robert Galbraith, in an effort to comfort aspiring authors.Rowling posted... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For France’s Libération, Facebook Instant Articles drives a 30 percent increase in time spent

French publisher Libération has gone all in on Facebook Instant Articles, publishing all 150 daily articles to the platform, according to Libération's head of digital, Xavier Grangier. Since January it has found time spent on articles has increased 33 percent to over four minutes, according to... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter Will Send Moments Readers to AMP Pages Any Time It Can

Twitter will automatically take mobile users who click links in its Moments section to sped-up AMP pages every time it's possible, the company said Wednesday, lending momentum to the effort to improve the mobile web experience.Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP for short, deliver content at near... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How The Washington Post, Slate and other publishers are using Facebook Instant Articles

It's been almost a year since Facebook launched Instant Articles, giving publishers the promise of fast-loading pages if they gave up control over their content and distribution. With a rollout to all publishers just weeks away, participants including The Washington Post, Slate, LittleThings,... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo balk at UK's Investigatory Powers Bill

The Investigatory Powers Bill may only be in draft form at the moment, but the UK government has already come in for criticism for its plans. Today, scores of pieces of written evidence, both for and against the proposals, have been published, including input from the Reform Government... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Belgian ban on Facebook cookies should apply to all of Europe, privacy watchdogs say

European data protection authorities want Facebook to stop using cookies to track people who don't have a Facebook account.As part of a case brought by the Belgian Privacy Commission, a Brussels court ordered Facebook in an interim ruling not to track people in Belgium using its "datr" cookie... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Recommended Reading: Don't try to shop on Facebook or Twitter

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.I Tried Holiday Shopping on Fa... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Launches Notify, a New Twitter-Like App for Following Publishers

Facebook is already dominating peoples’ phone time, and now it wants a crack at your lock screen, too. The social network rolled out a new app called “Notify” on Wednesday specifically to send you mobile notifications fr ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-11-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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