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Facebook failed to stop a child bride being auctioned on its platform
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Facebook failed to prevent its platform being used to auction a 16-year-old girl off for marriage in South Sudan. Child early and forced marriage (CEFM) is the most commonly reported form of gender-based violence in South Sudan, according to a recent Plan International report on the myriad risks for adolescent girls living in the war-torn region. Now it seems girls in that part of the world have to worry about social media too. Vice reported on the story in detail yesterday, noting that Facebook took down the auction post but not until after the girl had already been married off — and more than two weeks after the family first announced the attention to sell the child via its platform, on October 25. Facebook said it first learned about the auction post on November 9, after which [...]
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3 Social Media Tools to Jumpstart Your Influencer Marketing
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Are you interested in working with influential social media personalities? Not sure where to start? In this article, you’ll find three tools to help you manage influencer relationships and campaigns. #1: Partner With Legitimate Influencers Using HYPR One of the biggest risk factors in influencer marketing is fraud, where fake influencers buy followers in order to […] The post 3 Social Media Tools to Jumpstart Your Influencer Marketing appeared first on Social Media Examiner. [...]
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Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us 
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Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance, linking them to the liberal financier George Soros — a long-time target of anti-semitic conspiracy theories. The sight of any company paying a firm to leverage anti-semitic and antisocial sentiment on its behalf is, to put it very politely, not a good look. For Facebook, whose platform is aflame with socially divisive fakes, it’s bombshell bad news. Although it’s not the only tech firm caught tapping Definers’ oppo research tactics. A piece of internal moves news the PR firm emailed us last month, in happier times for it [...]
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How to Find and Report Stolen Pins on Pinterest
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Do you add pinnable images to your blog posts? Are others using your images to drive traffic to their own content? In this article, you’ll learn how to identify and report copyright infringement for your pins on Pinterest. What Are Stolen Pinterest Pins? Have you ever discovered one of your pins in your Pinterest feed, […] The post How to Find and Report Stolen Pins on Pinterest appeared first on Social Media Examiner. [...]
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Snap launches a certification program for AR shops to craft branded lenses
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Snap has announced a partner program intended to make it easer for brands to get on board with — and pay for — its augmented reality ‘lenses’ by helping advertisers find certified AR shops to craft the digital product placements on their behalf. The move follows the visual messaging platform opening up lenses, almost a year ago, to outside developers — with the launch of a Lens Studio AR developer tool. Snap’s lenses use a combination of AR and hyper personalization as their selling strategy — by superimposing branded content directly onto users’ faces and/or around their person. This means the advert becomes all but inescapable (at least to the user’s friends) as branded stuff gets mapped onto and/or injected into their personal conte [...]
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How to Add Facebook Live Chat to Your Website
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Do your website visitors ask questions about your products and services? Looking for a way to answer those questions in real time? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook Messenger with a free plugin from Zotabox to have live conversations with your website visitors. Why Use Facebook Messenger to Embed Live Chat With […] The post How to Add Facebook Live Chat to Your Website appeared first on Social Media Examiner. [...]
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Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook’s work with GOP opposition research firm
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Today in a call with reporters preceded by a frantic if fairly uneventful distraction-pushing media blitz, Facebook responded to a damning New York Times story published yesterday that cited interviews with more than 50 sources privy to Facebook’s decision making. The call kicked off with the operator’s suggestion that Facebook is “happy to take a couple of questions on yesterday’s news” but would prefer to focus on what it wants to talk about — namely anything but The New York Times story. Amidst the strategic fluff, Zuckerberg did come out strongly on one thing — denying any knowledge of or involvement in Facebook’s hiring of Definers Public Affairs, a Washington, D.C.-based Republican opposition research firm. “I learned about this reading [...]
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Facebook will pass off content policy appeals to a new independent oversight body
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Facebook doesn’t want to be the arbiter of decency when it comes to content policy decisions, similar to how it looked to third-party fact checkers rather than becoming an arbiter of truth. Today on a press call with journalists, Mark Zuckerberg announced that a new external oversight committee would be created in 2019 to handle some of Facebook’s content policy decisions. The body will take appeals and make final decisions. The hope is that beyond the influence of Facebook’s business imperatives or the public’s skepticism about the company’s internal choices, the oversight body can come to the proper conclusions about how to handle false information, calls to violence, hate speech, harassment and other problems that flow through Facebook’s user-generat [...]
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