:)
Twitter users can now flag specific type of information when reporting tweets
Mar08

Twitter users can now flag specific type of information when reporting tweets

Twitter is adding new options to its reporting process for tweets that share personal information, adding much more specific fields that users can highlight when submitting reports. The reporting process for tweets that share personal information has been expanded to now give you the chance to add more specific fields that can be highlighted when submitting your reports. An additional menu that allows you to specify whether the tweet...

Read More
Instagram is building its own version of Facebook’s “Watch Party”
Mar08

Instagram is building its own version of Facebook’s “Watch Party”

Keeping the conversation going is one of the biggest attributes of a successful social media platform—it is one of the key reasons Facebook, Twitter and Instagram continue to dominate the market. After successfully launching “Watch Party,” in 2017, Facebook is now set to replicate similar feature in its ephemeral picture sharing app Instagram. According to TechCrunch, an Instagram code has revealed that a “co-watch content” feature...

Read More
YouTube set to tackle fake news with new “information panels”
Mar08

YouTube set to tackle fake news with new “information panels”

YouTube has intensified its battle against fake news by launching new “information panels.” When people search for topics that are “prone to misinformation,” boxes of texts that counter such from YouTube’s fact-checking partners will be displayed, BuzzFeed reports. Panels, however, will show up on search results pages rather than on individual videos. This of course, does not mean that videos containing fake news will now appear in...

Read More
Twitter’s “Timing is Everything” will let publishers know when best to engage audiences
Mar07

Twitter’s “Timing is Everything” will let publishers know when best to engage audiences

Knowing when to publish your content online is one of the most difficult things to do—and these days, guessing is not good enough. The major challenge for most publishers is the fact that people all over the world come online at different time of the day. So, how do you publish your work to target specific audiences? This has been a major challenge—not even with the number of online scheduling tools available these days. Perhaps, a...

Read More
EU demands more action on disinformation from Google, Facebook and Twitter
Mar02

EU demands more action on disinformation from Google, Facebook and Twitter

The European Union wants Google, Facebook and Twitter to do more in terms of curbing disinformation. The call came via a report published by the EU where it asked for more information to monitor the progress made especially “on the scrutiny of ad placement, transparency of political advertising, closure of fake accounts and marking systems for automated bots.” All three [Facebook, Twitter and Google] had signed a Code of Practice to...

Read More
Twitter has confirmed that it is working on a “Hide Tweet” feature
Mar01

Twitter has confirmed that it is working on a “Hide Tweet” feature

Twitter has confirmed per TechCrunch that it is working on a new “Hide Tweet” feature that will give users another option to protect their conversations. The feature was first spotted in a Twitter code, and is available from a list of moderation choices that appear when the “Share” button on a tweet is clicked. The “Hide Tweet” feature works as an alternative to muting or blocking a user; though it still gives you the option to...

Read More