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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday...

1 day ago

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism...

1 day ago

What the Zuck? How to adjust your digital marketing strategy after Facebook's announcement

The shockwaves of Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement regarding the impending change to Facebook's algorithm reverberated across the world...

By Shelley Finch 3 days ago

YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get ads

SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content...

3 days ago

The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme

The internet is an odd and confusing place, and the gaming world's latest meme is solid proof of this...

By Andy Walker 16 Jan 2018

What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change

In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair...

By Natalia Rosa 16 Jan 2018

Promise reflects on 2017's successes

Speaking on behalf of Team Promise, James Moffatt says the successes the company achieved in 2017 are not only a reflection on the agency, but on the calibre of its clients...

Issued by Promise 16 Jan 2018

Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said...

15 Jan 2018

Facebook announces major changes to 'pages' organic reach

Facebook will make the biggest change to the Facebook 'pages' the social platform has seen to date. Organic reach is set to decline to almost zero, making advertising for businesses essential...

By Christopher Smith, Issued by CharlesSmithAssociates/Sha-Izwe Communications 15 Jan 2018

World stands up for Haiti, Africa after Trump's "shithole" comment

US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to respond to reports that he referred to Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes"...

By Andy Walker 15 Jan 2018

Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda

THE HAGUE - Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related Islamic jihadist posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda...

15 Jan 2018

Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

LAS VEGAS - Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed -- and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network...

15 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: Amplifying the female voice

The first work week of 2018 for many was also one where we heard the global female voice loud and clear on social media, with 'celebration emojis' for everything from Iceland's equal pay law to #HereWeAre, #TimesUp and #Oprah2020...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2018

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International

New trends in MENA 'rebranding sexual wellness', 'mingling with the machine' and 'halal space food'

2018 report from J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group MENA forecasts 100 trends, depicting region's fast-paced evolution

Issued by JWT 1 day ago

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one.

By Megan Bowman 1 day ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The culture of connection

Valletta, the baroque cityscape on the island fortress of Malta, is making global headlines this month - indeed this year - as it assumes the mantle of European Capital of Culture 2018. Last year, after having fallen in love with this little corner of the Mediterranean, I relocated to the archipelago for a sabbatical to take a front row seat for the programme of the next 12 months.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 1 day ago

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