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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook quietly removed option to target ads by sexual orientation last month, leaving support organizations unable to directly target the LGBT community   —  Last month, Facebook removed the option to target ads by sexual orientation on its ad platform but never publicly announced it.
Mar 21, 2018, 6:45 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter tests algorithmically curated timelines for big news events, promoting them at the top of users' timelines, similar to its News tab tested in 2015   —  An emboldened Twitter is seeking to push further into news as Facebook pulls back.  —  The company is building …
Mar 14, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Lawmakers and experts worry Facebook will suffer the same problems with disinformation and “dark” ads during 2018 US midterms as it did during 2016 election   —  If the 2016 election was proof-of-concept for platform-enabled election meddling, the 2018 midterms, just months away …
Mar 6, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
President Trump used tweets on Russian ad spending from Facebook ads VP Rob Goldman to call reporters covering election interference the “Fake News Media”   —  President Trump approvingly passed along comments from Facebook ads Vice President Rob Goldman on Saturday …
Feb 17, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter begins streaming local news broadcasts next to timeline amid major news events, displaying Miami's WSVN 7 coverage of high school shooting on Wednesday   —  Twitter is starting to show live, local news broadcasts in a live streaming window next to its timeline during major breaking news events.
Feb 14, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter now says 1.4M+ US users interacted with tweets from Russia-linked accounts during 2016 election, up from 670K previously announced, has notified them   —  Twitter on Wednesday said it notified 1.4 million people in the US that they engaged with Kremlin-linked troll accounts during the 2016 US election.
Jan 31, 2018, 4:12 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Study: Twitter cuts into Facebook's lead on traffic sent to publishers; this month FB sent 2.5 visitors for each one Twitter sent; in Oct '17, ratio was 4.7:1   —  Publishers are freaking out about Facebook's plan to show 20% less news in the News Feed.  But over the past four months …
Jan 30, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook's survey to rank trust of publications asks two questions: “Do you recognize the following websites” and “How much do you trust each of these domains?”   —  Last week, Facebook said its News Feed would prioritize links from publications its users deemed “trustworthy” in an upcoming survey.
Jan 23, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Sources: YouTube plans to create Intelligence Desk to seek out inappropriate content using Google data, user reports, social media trends, outside consultants   —  YouTube is planning to proactively seek out and police inappropriate or offensive content following public backlash …
Jan 19, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Jan 10, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context

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