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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says it will use thousands of behavioral signals on accounts, not just content of individual tweets, when filtering search, replies, and recommendations   —  Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.  —  On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change …
May 15, 2018, 12:13 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook removes 10 Instagram groups that artificially inflated the popularity of member accounts and posts to game Instagram algorithm and gain more visibility   —  The groups, including one with more than 200,000 members, vanished after BuzzFeed News contacted Instagram.
May 11, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How real people are using services like Fuelgram to turn their Instagram accounts into bots in order to game the site's algorithm by trading likes and comments   —  Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups.
Apr 28, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter confirms it is now pushing news links tweeted by your network into your home timeline and grouping tweets mentioning the link underneath it   —  Twitter is now pushing links tweeted by your network into your home timeline and grouping the tweets mentioning the link underneath it.
Apr 27, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: YouTube releasing new version of YouTube Kids within coming weeks with option to turn off algorithmic video suggestions and only show curated channels   —  YouTube is planning to release a new version of its YouTube Kids app that will do away with algorithmically suggested videos …
Apr 6, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
A week after Cambridge Analytica and despite #deletefacebook, Facebook app installs did not drop, no big advertisers quit, and analysts recommend buying the dip   —  As Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal spiraled into chaos this week, a frantic hail of notes from Wall Street analysts …
Mar 23, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
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

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