Twitter blocks state-controlled media outlets from advertising on its social network

Twitter is now blocking state-run media outlets from advertising on its platform. The new policy was announced just hours after the company identified an information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China as part of an effort to “sow political discord” around events in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region. Over […]

Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat

Is there room for another social media platform? ShareChat, a four-year-old social network in India that serves tens of million of people in regional languages, just answered that question with a $ 100 million financing round led by global giant Twitter . Other than Twitter, TrustBridge Partners, and existing investors Shunwei Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, […]

Social Shorts: Facebook Movie ads, Reddit goes to Chicago, Quora’s LiveRamp integration

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

PopBase launches its platform for social media stars to share and monetize their work

It’s been almost a year since PopBase first launched on the Battlefield Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018. In the ensuing months the company has been working hard to sign up influencers and get its platform for social media stars ready for prime time. The company is launching its early access release today… enabling social […]

India’s Meesho raises $125M to expand its social commerce business

Meesho, a Bangalore-based social commerce startup, has raised $ 125 million in a new financing round to expand its business in the country and change the way millions shop online. The Series D round was led by Naspers, and existing investors SAIF, Sequoia, Shunwei Capital, RPS and Venture Highway participating as well. Facebook also participated in […]

Social Shorts: Instagram pulls ad partner, Facebook fights ad fraud, new Chief Creative Officer at Leo Burnett Chicago

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Researchers craft AI framework that explains your social media feeds

In a newly published research paper, scientists describe a framework — FAIRY — that aims to bring transparency to social media feeds.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media

The White House is contemplating issuing an executive order that would widen its attack on the operations of social media companies. The White House has prepared an executive order called “Protecting Americans from Online Censorship” that would give the Federal Communications Commission oversight of how Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies monitor and manage their […]

Why AI needs more social workers, with Columbia University’s Desmond Patton

Sometimes it does seem the entire tech industry could use someone to talk to, like a good therapist or social worker. That might sound like an insult, but I mean it mostly earnestly: I am a chaplain who has spent 15 years talking with students, faculty, and other leaders at Harvard (and more recently MIT […]

Study reveals what we all knew: Posting on social media while on drugs is a bad idea

If you take drugs and then post on social media, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll regret it later.  This is according to common sense, as well as a new study by researchers at the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU.  The researchers surveyed 872 adults entering electronic dance music parties […]