Facebook has deleted hundreds of pages linked to the Kremlin-backed propaganda network known as Sputnik. The pages, allegedly operated by Sputnik employees, were made to look as though they were coming from outside of Russia. The Facebook pages helped spread propaganda about NATO and European politics, among many other topics.
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The tables turned big time on a supposed software developer posting under the identity “Tee Medlin” on Friday after he sent an Instagram post accusing Microsoft senior cloud developer advocate Chloe Condon of stalking him at a conference—something that never occurred—and other social media users quickly discovered that much of Medlin’s online persona reeks of plagiarism and fakery.
It happens to everybody on Instagram. You follow some cute animal account and strap in for some 100 Per cent Adorable Doggo Content™, but pretty soon the animal is trying to sell you everything from t-shirts to toothbrushes. Sponsorships make the Instagram world go round. So it’s reasonable to ask: When is this stupid Instagram-famous egg going to sell me some shit?
For many of us, the holiday season is a time for stress and anxiety more than merriment and joy. Between the holiday parties, Secret Santas, and familial obligations...there’s just so much to take care of, not enough time to do it all, and you’re meant to skip through it all with a song in your heart and a smile on your face. Deep inside, though, what you want to do it scream.
It now seems to be a truth universally acknowledged that social media is bad—bad for our well-being and privacy, too much of a time-sink, and so on. But does it have to be? Can it be made good? Or, slightly less bad? Shaking up who you follow and share with can do wonders for your social media life, and here’s how to go about it.
It's been quite a year for Mark Zuckerberg and his friends at Facebook. You might even say that 2018 has been the single worst year in the company's history. But you wouldn't know it by reading "Facebook's 2018 Year in Review." The annual blog post leaves one with the impression that Facebook's involvement in global events was nothing short of heart-warming. In truth, it was not.
For people with visual impairment, Instagram just got a bit easier to use. The photo-heavy social media app announced two new features today that will let screen readers read photo descriptions generated through artificial intelligence as well as custom text written by users.
Earlier this year Instagram introduced a Download Your Data tool - a service that was released quite soon after Europe's General Data Protection Regulation was brought in. As the name suggests, it allows users to download all of the information that Instagram has on them.
Ironically, the privacy-related tool has accidentally revealed the passwords of some Instagram users.
Grown-ish actor and reported onetime Kourtney Kardashian suitor Luka Sabbat is facing down a lawsuit from Snap Inc.’s public relations firm, PR Consulting, for allegedly violating the terms of an “influencer” agreement worth $US60,000 ($84,617).
Instagram has pulled from its platform a post by former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos that seemingly praised the apparent pipe bombs sent this week to a number of top Democrats—including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—as well as CNN. The post, shared Thursday, said it was “sad” that the suspected explosive devices did not go off and that the Daily Beast hadn’t received one.