Instagram & Plan International Team Up With Girl Activists To Address Online Harassment
NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2020
After landmark survey by Plan International points to unchecked online harassment, social media platform will work with girls’ rights organization to kick off a series of listening sessions with girl activists around the world, which will inform work across Facebook properties.
NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Instagram will hear from a global panel of girl activists on how the platform can address online harassment, in collaboration with Plan International.
Insights will also be shared with Facebook and WhatsApp as part of this initiative.
Plan’s Listening Sessions, which are being announced on International Day of the Girl [October 11, 2020], will feature a diverse group of 15 youth activists.
The Listening Sessions will give policy and product teams from Instagram — as well
The photo and video sharing app has more than 1 billion users.
October 10, 2020, 12:15 PM
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This week marks 10 years since the founding of Instagram, the hugely popular social media app that boasts more than a billion users.
Sarah Frier is the author of “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram.” She says Instagram’s growth over the last decade, especially after it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012, is widespread and easy to see.
“It’s a platform where you can look around you and see the impact of the app, in a way that you can’t as easily see the impact of a Facebook or a Twitter,” Frier said.
One of the most prominent Instagram features is its photo-editing tools: namely, its selection of colorful filters. Frier says the customization that Instagram affords its users has produced millions of eye-catching photos.
Instagram, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, has gone a long way from being a platform just focusing on photos, selfies and short videos. Since it was first introduced in cyberspace, it has become a tool that can change lives — whether for better or worse is debatable. For many businesses, content creators, influencers, advertisers and marketers, however, it has grown into a source of income as well as a channel for sales.
At the moment, your business’s intended audience is most likely using Instagram — and so does the competition. And it can be tricky to stay on top of the trends.
Whether your brand is new to Instagram or are having trouble promoting it online, it is good for marketers like you to know some very helpful Instagram statistics, giving you a good idea of what you should be doing on the platform.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative David Cicilline, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, said on Wednesday he would be “comfortable with unwinding” Facebook Inc’s acquisition of Instagram.
The antitrust subcommittee on Tuesday released a report on Big Tech’s abuses of market power but stopped short of naming specific companies or acquisitions that must be broken up.
Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, told Reuters in an interview that Facebook should not have been allowed to buy Instagram, a deal that the Federal Trade Commission approved in 2012.
“I would be comfortable with unwinding that. I think that’s the right answer,” he said.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It has said previously that Instagram was insignificant at the time it was purchased and that Facebook built it into the success it has become.
Any effort to unwind the deal would entail the government
Slack’s (WORK) – Get Report stock rose 3.5% in Wednesday trading — leaving it back around where it was prior to a post-earnings tumble in September — after the company unveiled a host of new and planned features for its collaboration platform.
On Wednesday morning, as Slack kicked off its Frontiers conference for customers and developers, the company announced that its Connect platform, which currently lets workers from different organizations communicate with each other via shared channels, will support direct messaging between individuals starting in early 2021.
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Provided that the companies in question have approved such activity, an employee at Company A will only need to click on a link shared by an employee at Company B to request a DM connection. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield notes that (in addition to sharing links via Slack) users could do things such as put links
On October 6, Instagram hosted a virtual conference to celebrate the app’s 10th anniversary and discuss new features, trends, and usage tips.
Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, outlined the six main ways that creators make money through Instagram, including brand partnerships, affiliate marketing, and ad revenue.
He also touched on how Instagram wants to improve monetization moving forward.
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Instagram hosted on Tuesday a digital convention to mark the app’s 10th anniversary and look forward to what’s next.
The event was held on Zoom and kicked off with a conversation between Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, and content creator Lilly Singh. After the two shared questions and talking points about some of Instagram’s newest features, trends, and areas for improvement (like fake engagement and cyber-bullying), the audience asked Mosseri questions.
“Do you plan on sharing ad revenue or any other revenue
Facebook’s update suggests the rules don’t take effect until late October.
Facebook said Tuesday it is escalating the campaign against QAnon, pledging to remove any Facebook pages, groups and Instagram accounts aligned with the conspiracy group.
Until now, Facebook only said it would take action against QAnon activity containing discussions about potential violence.
That action, which began in mid-August, came after sharp criticism that it had allowed the extremist conspiracy movement to spread largely unchecked on its platforms. In the month since taking that action, Facebook said it removed more than 1,500 QAnon-related pages and groups for discussions of potential violence and more than 6,500 pages and groups “tied to more than 300 Militarized Social Movements.”.
“But we believe these efforts need to be strengthened when addressing QAnon,” Facebook said in a post on its website.
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Facebook on Tuesday announced a ban on all accounts linked to the QAnon conspiracy group, as the social network tries to clamp down on misinformation ahead of the heated US presidential election.
The move against QAnon at Facebook and its image-sharing platform Instagram comes as the online giant tries to avoid being used to deceive or confuse voters, as was the case during the 2016 election that put US President Donald Trump in the White House.
“We will remove any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent content,” the internet titan said in a blog post.
From an anonymous 2017 posting claiming bizarre child exploitation and political plots, the headless and bodiless movement has earned a place in Trump’s Twitter stream.
The FBI last year said in a report that QAnon was one of several movements that could drive “both groups and individual
Instagram is bringing its Shopping feature to IGTV and Reels.
The move is part of Facebook’s push to make social commerce a more central part of its apps.
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Yesterday, Instagram rolled out Instagram Shopping for its long-form video platform IGTV, part of the company’s push to make social commerce more central to the app. Users will be able to add products featured in an IGTV video to their in-app shopping cart and then check out either on the company’s website or within Instagram.
Instagram is bringing its Shopping feature to IGTV and Reels.
With this rollout, Shopping is now available on almost all parts of the platform, including the main feed, Stories, and livestreams. The company plans to make Shopping available across the platform’s