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 […]

Never Mind The Russians, Meet The Bot King Who Helps Trump Win Twitter

BuzzFeed News; Getty Images At 7:23 on Sunday evening, the conservative internet personality Mike Cernovich tweeted that former national security adviser Susan Rice had requested the “unmasking” of Americans connected to the Trump campaign who were incidentally mentioned in surveillance readouts. At 7:30, the owner of the Twitter account MicroMagicJingleTM noticed, and began blasting out […]

Germany to force Facebook, Twitter to delete hate speech | Germany | DW.COM | 14.03.2017

  The German government has announced new plans to force social media sites to delete hate speech and fake news. Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Facebook and Twitter had failed to regulate themselves. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has revealed details of a new plan to curb hate speech and fake news on social media […]