TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worries

 TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week.The short-form video app’s planned departure from Hong Kong comes as various social media platforms

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook also would add tags to posts that are “newsw

Should the shisha ban stay after COVID-19 lockdown ends?

As the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world, many countries in the Middle East — including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait — imposed bans on shisha use. Although plastic tips and disposable pipes are offered for customers who smoke shisha – a staple of society across the Middle

Twitter removes China-linked accounts spreading false news

Twitter has removed a vast network of accounts that it says is linked to the Chinese government and were pushing false information favorable to the country’s communist rulers. Beijing denied involvement Friday and said the company should instead take down accounts smearing China.The US social

Facebook Adds New Option to Create 3D Photos From Any 2D Image

Facebook has added a new element to its 3D photos option, with its system now able to simulate depth in any image, enabling you to convert any static picture into a 3D post. As explained by Facebook: "Our 3D Photos feature has [thus far] relied on the dual-lens “portrait mode” capabili

TikTok viral stars could make up to $1m per post, say researchers

Teenagers used to aspire to become astronauts, firefighters, footballers or pop stars, but times change and so do career goals. Today, more than half of millennials and Generation Z-ers – those aged 13-38 – in the US aspire to become social media influencers, according to recent research

Facebook Launches New, Pinterest-Like App Via its Experimental NPE Team

Facebook has this week launched another new app via its New Product Experimentation - or NPE - team, which is essentially a new version of the Creative Labs development team that Facebook shut down back in 2015. The latest app from the NPE crew is called Hobbi, which is a Pinterest-like app for col

TikTok Provides Option to Upload Content via Desktop

This could be handy for digital marketers looking to make use or rising video app TikTok. As shared by social media expert Matt Navarra, users can now upload TikTok videos via the desktop version of the app.The process could be helpful for those managing various social media accounts from a single

Facebook ‘supreme court’ for disputes gets its first director

Facebook said Tuesday its “supreme court,” designed to be the final word in content removal disputes, should be in operation in a few months, as it named a British human rights activist to a key post. The social network said that former Article 19 executive director Thomas Hughes would

Social media app TikTok removes Daesh propaganda videos

BEIJING- Social media app TikTok has taken down accounts that were posting propaganda videos for the Daesh group, a company employee said Tuesday, in the latest scandal to hit the popular platform.TikTok, which is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, claimed some 500 million users globally last year, ma

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