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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook gave special counsel Mueller data on Russian ad buys including copies of ads, targeting and account info, withheld same details from Congress   —  Social-media company shared copies of ads and account information, people familiar with the matter said
Sep 15, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Live-streaming video chat service YouNow to launch new Rize app that will use Ethereum-based tokens, called “Props”, to incentivize community members   —  Another well-established social media startup is going all in on cryptocurrency.  —  For the past year, the makers …
Sep 15, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / Washington Post:
Gab.ai sues Google for removing Gab's app from Play Store, says Google violated federal antitrust laws   —  The alternative social media site Gab.ai is alleging that Google violated federal antitrust laws when the tech giant booted it from the Google Play Store, according to a new lawsuit filed by the company on Thursday.
Sep 15, 2017, 11:44 AMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Facebook releases its Bonfire group video chat app on the Danish iOS App Store; app allows sharing of pictures from chats to Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger   —  Bonfire, Facebook's group video chat app, has sprung up on the Danish iOS App Store, suggesting the social media giant is slowly rolling it out to customers.
Sep 13, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Yale study: a “disputed” tag has only a tiny impact on perception of headlines on Facebook as being true or false; Facebook questions methodology   —  A Yale survey of 7,500 people shows little benefit, and possible detriments, to fact-check programs.
Sep 13, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Jane Dudman / The Guardian:
Facebook to roll out “donate now” button for charities in UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain late September, expand test to 10 more European countries October   —  Selected UK charities stand to benefit from direct donation tools that have already raised millions of dollars from US Facebook users
Sep 12, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Theoretically, how many people could Russians reach with $100K in Facebook ads? Up to 70M in the US, if smartly targeted   —  Russian-funded covert propaganda posts on Facebook were likely seen by a minimum of 23 million people and might have reached as many as 70 million …
Sep 10, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter enables account sharing in its mobile app, powered by TweetDeck Teams   —  TweetDeck Teams — a feature that lets users share access to Twitter accounts without having to share a password — will now work in the Twitter app for iOS and Android.  This change will make it easier …
Sep 8, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is willing to spend $1B through 2018 on original video for its platform, far outpacing its previous outlays on video content   —  Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform  —  Facebook Inc. FB .65% is loosening …
Sep 8, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Pew Research Center:
Pew 2017 study of news use on social media: 55% of US people aged 50+ get news on social sites, up 10% YoY; Twitter users who get news on site up 15% YoY to 74%   —  As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media …
Sep 7, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context

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