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LinkedIn launches virtual live events platform
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LinkedIn launches virtual live events platform

LinkedIn is rolling out a virtual live events platform, initially offering a Clubhouse-like audio-only service.

11/01/2022

Germany steps up antitrust investigation into Google
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Germany steps up antitrust investigation into Google

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, has delivered its decision that Google’s business in the country is subject to extended abuse control by the competition authority.

07/01/2022

Google prohibits ads promoting climate change denial
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Google prohibits ads promoting climate change denial

Google told The Guardian that it "recently launched a new policy that will explicitly prohibit ads promoting climate change denial".

07/01/2022

TikTok begins testing Repost button
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TikTok begins testing Repost button

TikTok has begun testing a Repost button, akin to Twitter's retweet function, enabling users to promote videos rather than sharing them with friends directly.

07/01/2022

Labour calls for UK crackdown on tech firms over anti-vax content
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Labour calls for UK crackdown on tech firms over anti-vax content

Labour has accused the government of being complacent on “a matter of life and death” by failing to stand up to tech firms where much anti-vax content is shared.

05/01/2022

Instagram head sets new year goals
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Instagram head sets new year goals

Instagram head Adam Mosseri cited videos, messaging, transparency and creator monetisation as his four priorities going into 2022.

04/01/2022

China pledges to “clean up” the internet
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China pledges to “clean up” the internet

China’s cyber regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), is launching a two-month special operation to "clean up" the internet.

30/12/2021

Meta-owned Bulletin to increase the number of creators on its platform next year
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Meta-owned Bulletin to increase the number of creators on its platform next year

Meta vice-president of news partnerships Campbell Brown said the Facebook owner intends to "thoughtfully increase the number of creators" on Bulletin during 2022.

24/12/2021

TikTok expected to become third largest social media platform
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TikTok expected to become third largest social media platform

Insider Intelligence said it expects TikTok to reach 755m monthly users in 2022, becoming the world's third largest social media platform behind Facebook (2.1bn) and Instagram (1.3bn).

23/12/2021

LinkedIn relaunches in China as jobs portal InCareer
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LinkedIn relaunches in China as jobs portal InCareer

LinkedIn has relaunched in China as jobs portal InCareer, two months after Microsoft closed the full version due to pressure over its social media features.

22/12/2021

US tech lobby the Internet Association to close down
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US tech lobby the Internet Association to close down

US trade group the Internet Association, which was founded in 2012 and represents tech giants including Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, announced it is to close down.

21/12/2021

TikTok tweaks algorithm for mental health reasons
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TikTok tweaks algorithm for mental health reasons

TikTok has expanded customisation features on its “For You” feed in a bid to prevent users getting stuck in loops of negative content.

21/12/2021

Facebook urged to act over incompetent “fact check” of BMJ investigation
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Facebook urged to act over incompetent “fact check” of BMJ investigation

Editors at The BMJ are urging Facebook to correct a “fact check” of a recent investigation that they say is “inaccurate, incompetent and irresponsible.”

20/12/2021

US Senators announce new social media legislation
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US Senators announce new social media legislation

A group of US senators has introduced the Platform Accountability and Transparency Act, legislation which would require social media groups to offer independent researchers access to their data.

17/12/2021

US publishers sue Facebook as ad revenues dry up
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US publishers sue Facebook as ad revenues dry up

Lee Wolverton, executive editor of one of the estimated 200 US news groups suing Google and Facebook, said publishers had decided to act as newspaper ad revenues have fallen 82% in 16 years.

17/12/2021

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