Another Platform Puts Ad Blocking in the Mix – eMarketer

Twitter unveiled an update to its mobile app that enables users to block ads on mobile webpages opened via the app. Unlike Google’s recently reported move to incorporate an ad blocker in its Chrome browser next year, Twitter is simply enabling its app to use the ad block software built into Apple’s native browser, Safari. […]

Former Snapchat employee presses to unseal allegedly doctored usage statistics – LA Times

Former Snapchat employee presses to unseal allegedly doctored usage statistics Snap offices Al Seib / Los Angeles Times A former worker is pressing forward with an employment lawsuit against Los Angeles tech company Snap. A former worker is pressing forward with an employment lawsuit against Los Angeles tech company Snap. (Al Seib / Los Angeles […]

Introducing the Facebook for Journalists Certificate | Facebook Media

As part of the Facebook Journalism Project, we are committed to improving our training and tools for journalists. Today, we are launching the Facebook for Journalists Certificate, a three-course curriculum designed by the Poynter Institute and Facebook. With these free online courses, Facebook and Poynter seek to make it easier for journalists to utilize Facebook […]

Left Rising on Facebook – Axios

A majority of the most-engaged partisan Facebook pages are left-leaning or affiliated with Trump resistance movements, according to NewsWhip, the social analytics measurement company. Axios’ Sara Fischer reports that even more telling is that most of the left-leaning pages are out-performing some of the most trafficked news competitors in overall engagement. Why it matters: Facebook is a […]

Dick Doctors Need to Stop Dicking Around Online

Image: Flickr User Vic/Ryan F Mandelbaum If you trust a doctor with information about your urinary tract or penis, you probably don’t want them talking about you online. You probably hope that their online presence is devoid of most unprofessional behaviors, in fact. The American Urological Association encourages its docs to be active on social […]

YouTube channels must win audiences before winning ads

Google-owned YouTube is curbing advertising on some channels as it seeks to reduce pairing ads with inappropriate content YouTube on Thursday stopped placing ads on channels with fewer than 10,000 views in a move aimed at preventing people from making money off offensive or pirated videos. /4988204/Phys_Story_InText_Box The move came with YouTube striving to derail […]