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Alex Jones and Infowars permanently suspended from Twitter and Periscope after new content violations
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Twitter has finally put an end to the ongoing controversy over how it has refused to completely shut down the accounts of Alex Jones and his online media site Infowars after a number of people complained about abusive content posted by both: it has finally banned both, on Twitter and its video platform Periscope. “Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope,” the Twitter Safety account Tweeted moments ago. “We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations. “As we continue to increase transparency around our rules and enforcement actions, we wanted to be open about this action given the broad interest in t [...]
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Hate speech, collusion, and the constitution
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Half an hour into their two-hour testimony on Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were asked about collaboration between social media companies. “Our collaboration has greatly increased,” Sandberg stated before turning to Dorsey and adding that Facebook has “always shared information with other companies.” Dorsey nodded in response, and noted for his part that he’s very open to establishing “a regular cadence with our industry peers.” Social media companies have established extensive policies on what constitutes “hate speech” on their platforms. But discrepancies between these policies open the possibility for propagators of hate to game the platforms and still get th [...]
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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote
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European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most controversial component of the proposals concerns user-generated content platforms such as YouTube, and the idea they should be made liable for copyright infringements committed by their users — instead of the current regime of takedowns after the fact (which locks rights holders into having to constantly monitor and report violations — y’know, at the same time as Alphabet’s ad business continues to roll around in dollars and eyeballs). Critics of the proposal argue that shifting the burden of rights liab [...]
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Facebook Watch Releases Globally
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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Facebook Watch Updates, Facebook Creator Studio releasing globally, and IGTV growth. Our special guests include Owen Video [...] The post Facebook Watch Releases Globally appeared first on Social Media Examiner. [...]
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Twitter launches audio-only broadcasting feature on its iOS app and Periscope
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Twitter is launching a new feature that allows users to create audio-only broadcasts directly from Twitter itself, as well as Twitter’s Periscope. The feature, which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed in a tweet this morning, is available from the same interface where you would normally launch live video. It’s currently accessible on the Twitter for iOS app, as well as on Periscope. Looking forward to what folks do with this https://t.co/273orcivil — jack (@jack) September 7, 2018 Now, instead of only having the option to record video after you tap “Live,” there’s a button you can tap to pick audio-only broadcast. The feature was seen in beta testing in recent weeks, but @Jack’s tweet – along with the mobile app’s update log  – [...]
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Twitter brings Bookmarks to the web with a new design, now in testing
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Twitter is testing a new experience for web users, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday. A small number of Twitter users will see the updated version of Twitter for web, which will include access to Twitter’s Bookmarks feature, and scrolling through Twitter’s Explore section, the tweet said and a spokesperson confirmed. However, Business Insider grabbed screenshots of the opt-in pop-up that appears when you’re invited to test the revamped website, which promises other features like night mode, data saver and more. These are not necessarily “new” features though — Twitter rolled out its dark-themed “Night Mode” to the web client a year ago. The differences appear to be more subtle, as it turns out. For example, Night Mode is now a to [...]
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Instagram Live: How to Create and Repurpose Live Content
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Want to grow your audience with Instagram Live? Looking for tips on creating Instagram Live videos? To explore how to create and repurpose Instagram Live videos, I interview Todd Bergin. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is designed to help busy marketers, business owners, and creators discover what works with social media [...] The post Instagram Live: How to Create and Repurpose Live Content appeared first on Social Media Examiner. [...]
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Slack is having connection issues again (Update: It’s back)
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This is officially a trend. This afternoon, Slack reported connectivity issues through its official status channel. We can confirm. Roughly half of our messages are going through. And yes, it’s super duper annoying. We're very sorry for the interruption. We're currently investigating connectivity problems, and we're working as quickly as we can to get everything back to normal. Thanks for bearing with us. https://t.co/57xBUk3XdT — Slack (@SlackHQ) September 6, 2018 “We’re investigating problems with connectivity at this time,” the company writes. “We’re sorry for the interruption and will keep you posted as soon as we have an update” This is the third large connection issue the popular chat service has experienced in roughly a month or so. We’ll [...]
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