Why Uproxx is betting big on Facebook video (hint: 20 million views in a month)

Woven Digital, the publisher behind Uproxx, views Facebook as its primary video-distribution vehicle. It drew more than 20 million views across 10 videos in April, far more than on YouTube or its own site. While Facebook has yet to introduce a video ad product for publishers, Woven CEO Scott Grimes expects Facebook video “will become highly profitable sooner rather than later.” The post Why Uproxx is betting big on Facebook video (hint: 20 million views in a month) appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

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The Guardian view on Facebook: power without responsibility | Editorial

Social media cannot ensure they only publish truths. But what about deliberate falsehoods designed to damage?Are social media companies responsible for the lies their users tell? Both the obvious answers, “yes” and “no”, are clearly wrong. Complete responsibility is a bad idea, and impossible in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-05-27 17:25:07 UTC ]
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Facebook removes 3 billion fake accounts in 6 months

Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the social networking company said Thursday. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-05-23 16:32:45 UTC ]
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Far-right Facebook groups 'spreading hate to millions in Europe'

Avaaz uncovers 500 accounts using fake news to spread white supremacy messageA web of far-right Facebook accounts spreading fake news and hate speech to millions of people across Europe has been uncovered by the campaign group Avaaz.Facebook, which is struggling to clean up the platform and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-05-22 04:00:20 UTC ]
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Instagram: Facebook probes breach of millions of influencer accounts

An Indian company had stored the data of 49 million Instagram users in an unguarded online database. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2019-05-21 07:38:44 UTC ]
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Hundreds of millions of Facebook user records exposed on Amazon cloud servers

Facebook Inc. user data is still showing up in places it shouldn’t. Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing servers. The discovery shows that a year after the... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-03 20:45:00 UTC ]
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Europe backs new laws that clamp down on Facebook, Google, Big Tech: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.What people are talking about todayEurope just pushed through another... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook left ‘hundreds of millions’ of users’ passwords stored in plain text

Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it had left “hundreds of millions” of users’ passwords exposed in plain text, potentially visible to the company’s employees, marking another major privacy and security headache for a tech giant already under fire for mishandling people’s personal... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-21 20:35:00 UTC ]
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Facebook left ‘hundreds of millions’ of users’ passwords stored in plain text

Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it had left “hundreds of millions” of users’ passwords exposed in plain text, potentially visible to the company’s employees, marking another major privacy and security headache for a tech giant already under fire for mishandling people’s personal... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Facebook is paying 12 publishers for Watch shows starring video creators

Publishers in the new Facebook-funded program include BuzzFeed, Conde Nast and Viacom. The post Facebook is paying 12 publishers for Watch shows starring video creators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Big Facebook Critic Fears Tech’s Business Model

Roger McNamee was a mentor Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook. Now he has written a book about the "Facebook catastrophe." Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Video Briefing: Beware, Facebook Watch publishers, the subsidies will not last

Facebook is still paying for Facebook Watch shows. But the company is increasingly talking about Watch content that can be supported entirely by sharing ad revenue. The post Video Briefing: Beware, Facebook Watch publishers, the subsidies will not last appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Publishers were always a second priority’: Confessions of a former Facebook exec on the platform’s struggles with video

"We generated revenue from brands. If content was so important, you’d think we would be trying harder to please publishers." The post ‘Publishers were always a second priority’: Confessions of a former Facebook exec on the platform’s struggles with video appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jim McKelvey’s latest venture raises $20 million

Based in Clayton, Invisibly is seeking to help publishers monetize digital content they put on the internet. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Viral publisher First Media joins Snapchat with repurposed Facebook video

First Media decided to join Snapchat after the platform no longer required publishers to share only exclusive content. The post Viral publisher First Media joins Snapchat with repurposed Facebook video appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Glamour's goodbye to print, DDB's big win and Facebook's ad issues: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.What people are talking about todayGlamour, long a mainstay in Cond... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook removed over 1.5 billion fake accounts in the last six months

It's been less than a day since the New York Times published a brutal report about the state of affairs at Facebook, including a deep look at the company's failure to properly identify and deal with fake news and Russian interference. The company alr... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months

While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has published data showing that Facebook carried ads... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-10-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook says 50 million user accounts have been affected by a security breach

Nearly 50 million Facebook accounts have been affected by a security breach that enabled hackers to take over users’ accounts, the social media giant announced Friday. The new breach comes as Facebook strives to convince its more than 2 billion users that it can be trusted. It is grappling with... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's new offer to advertisers: Safe videos at lower prices

Facebook is giving brands assurances that their commercials will only run in a thoroughly vetted video environment as part of a new program that focuses on premium content. The new ad offering is also coming down in price since Facebook first started testing the program earlier this... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Extended Its Ad Breaks Video Monetization Options to More Languages and Countries

Facebook announced Monday that its Ad Breaks <span aria-describedby="tt" class="glossaryLink " data-cmtooltip=" Monetization Monetization is utilizing existing website traffic or app users to produce revenue, often via ads or affiliate links. Influencers monetize their social media profiles... Continue reading at AdWeek

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