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Instagram tests option to hide like counts on Feeds

Instagram surprised users when it extended its test of hidden post like counts to more users by accident. We’ve been testing a new experience to hide likes on Feed posts. We unintentionally added more people to the test today, which was a bug — we’re fixing this issue and restoring like counts to those people as soon as possible. — Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) March 3, 2021 Instagram has run tests to hide Like...

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Twitter boosts drive against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
Mar03

Twitter boosts drive against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

The global effort on COVID-19 vaccine is underway. And Twitter wants to ramp up its efforts to stop the spread of misinformation against it. The social network will add new labels for tweets with misleading materials. It also comes with rules to punish repeat offenders by suspending or banning permanently. The mockups show the new warning labels. These highlight tweets that the Twitter team has found to contain moot claims about the...

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YouTube Shorts Feature Rolls Out in Beta in the US
Mar01

YouTube Shorts Feature Rolls Out in Beta in the US

This is YouTube’s alternative to TikTok’s short videos. Last year, the Shorts Videos feature appeared in the Discover feed along with regular and web videos. If you’re not familiar with Discover feed, it’s a newsfeed that you can use to find articles on various web topics.  Recently, YouTube announced new features that will come soon. One of the new features is the YouTube Kids app with new parental features. It also...

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Facebook Offers New App Called Bars That Lets You Rap
Feb26

Facebook Offers New App Called Bars That Lets You Rap

It’s still an experimental app, though.  https://apps.apple.com/app/id1521789321 Facebook just launched its next experimental app to be called BARS. If you like to rap, you may fancy this app. You don’t need to be perfect in English tenses and let this app do the work. It features tools that let you create and share your raps with the use of created beats.  Yes, it’s for wannabe rappers and not for...

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TikTok Agrees to Pay $92 Million to Settle Privacy Lawsuits
Feb26

TikTok Agrees to Pay $92 Million to Settle Privacy Lawsuits

It will compensate TikTok users and assures them that the platform will respect its users’ privacy.  Tiktok agreed to pay $92 million to settle a lawsuit for illegally collecting TikTok users’ data. This will terminate lengthy disputes over whether it wrongly gathered minors’ data.  However, the deal has yet to be approved by the judge.  Bytedance Disagreed The litigation lasted for over a year. Bytedance, which owns TikTok,...

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Twitter Super Follows Feature: Users Can Now Charge Followers for Content
Feb26

Twitter Super Follows Feature: Users Can Now Charge Followers for Content

Some of your tweets are worth something.  https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1364993727979085824/photo/1 That’s what Twitter thinks. On Thursday, Twitter announced that it plans to introduce a pay-for-posts feature, which will be called Super Follows.  In this feature, users will pay the people they are following for their “best” tweets. Users can make money from their exclusive content to particular followers.  The payment...

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