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Twitter removes thousands of accounts that tried to dissuade Democrats from voting
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Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. Some 10,000 accounts were removed across late September and early October after they were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, the company has confirmed. “We removed a series of accounts for engaging in attempts to share disinformation in an automated fashion – a violation of our policies,” said a Twitter spokesperson in an email to TechCrunch. “We stopped this quickly and at its source.” But the company did not provide examples of the kinds of accounts it removed, or say who or what might have been behind the activity. The accounts posed as Democrats and try to convince key [...]
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Facebook Video: Insight From a Facebook Watch Success Story
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Wondering how creators succeed with video on Facebook Watch? Curious how it compares to other social media video? To explore what marketers can learn from a successful Facebook Watch creator, I interview Rachel Farnsworth. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is designed to help busy marketers, business owners, and creators discover what [...] The post Facebook Video: Insight From a Facebook Watch Success Story appeared first on Social Media Examiner. [...]
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Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service — thanks to GDPR
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An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores. Its vanishing was flagged to us earlier today, by Twitter user Sarah Parks, who noticed that, when loaded, the Campaigner app now displays a message informing users the supplier is “no longer supporting clients based in Europe”. “So we’re taking this opportunity to refresh our campaigning app,” it adds. “We will be back with a new and improved app early next year – well in time for the local elections.” (Bad luck, then, should there end up being another very snap, Brexit-induced UK General Election in the meanwhil [...]
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How to Repurpose and Syndicate Your Blog Posts for More Exposure
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Need more exposure for your blog content? Wondering what your options are? In this article, you’ll learn how to republish your blog posts on social networks and other platforms while protecting your original content’s search rank. Why Repurpose Your Blog Posts? Repurposing blog content can be a confusing task for even seasoned content creators. On [...] The post How to Repurpose and Syndicate Your Blog Posts for More Exposure appeared first on Social Media Examiner. [...]
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Snapchat’s PR firm sues influencer for not promoting Spectacles on Instagram
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Influencer marketing could get a lot more accountable if Snapchat’s PR firm wins this lawsuit. Snapchat hoped that social media stars promoting v2 of its Spectacles camera sunglasses on its biggest competitor could boost interest after it only sold 220,000 of v1 and had to take a $40 million write-off. Instead, Snap comes off looking a little desperate to make Spectacles seem cool. Snap Inc. commissioned its public relations firm PR Consulting (real imaginative) to buy it an influencer marketing campaign on Instagram . The firm struck a deal with Grown-ish actor Luka Sabbat after he was seen cavorting with Kourtney Kardashian. Sabbat got paid $45,000 up front with the promise of another $15,000 to post himself donning Spectacles on Instagram. He was contracted to make one Instagram [...]
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Twitter’s spam reporting tool now lets you specify type, including if it’s a fake account
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Twitter is adding more nuance to its spam reporting tools, the company announced today. Instead of simply flagging a tweet as posting spam, users can now specify what kind of spam you’re seeing by way of a new menu of choices. Among these is the option to report spam you believe to be from a fake Twitter account. Now, when you tap the “Report Tweet” option and choose “It’s suspicious or spam” from the first menu, you’re presented with a new selection of choices where you can pick what kind of spam the tweet contains. Here, you can pick from options that specify if the tweet is posting a malicious link of some kind, if it’s from a fake account, if it’s using the Reply function to send spam or if it’s using unrelated hashtags. Thes [...]
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How to Combine Facebook Ads and Email Marketing for Better Conversions
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Do you want an effective way to get more leads? Wondering how to nurture leads into becoming customers? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook ads with email marketing to improve your conversions. Why Your Business Needs Both Facebook Ads and Email Marketing For as long as I can remember, marketers have hailed [...] The post How to Combine Facebook Ads and Email Marketing for Better Conversions appeared first on Social Media Examiner. [...]
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Twitter’s U.S. midterms hub is a hot mess
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Today, Jack Dorsey tweeted a link to his company’s latest gesture toward ongoing political relevance, a U.S. midterms news center collecting “the latest news and top commentary” on the country’s extraordinarily consequential upcoming election. If curated and filtered properly, that could be useful! Imagine. Unfortunately, rife with fake news, the tool is just another of Twitter’s small yet increasingly consequential disasters. The midterm elections right now #Midterms2018 https://t.co/7T2IojpxWw — jack (@jack) October 30, 2018 Beyond a promotional tweet from Dorsey, Twitter’s new offering is kind of buried — probably for the best. On desktop it’s a not particularly useful mash of national news reporters, local candidates and assorted u [...]
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