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Twitter will hide tweets from annoying trolls

Twitter announced Tuesday that it will begin to hide all tweets from some accounts in conversations and search results. The goal is to identify and filter trolls and harmful users, based not on any specific tweet, but on how they use the social network holistically. Those tweets will still be available on Twitter, but users… Read More »

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Facebook Publishes Enforcement numbers –

On Wednesday, Facebook released a report detailing its enforcement efforts between October 2017 and March 2018. Metrics on enforcement included Graphic Violence Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity Terrorist Propaganda (ISIS, al-Qaeda and affiliates) Hate Speech Spam Fake Accounts In the report,its shown that Facebook took moderation action against almost 1.5bn accounts and posts which violated… Read More »

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Social media scoring website Klout shuts down

Social media scoring website Klout has announced it is shutting down after 10 years. The website scored people’s online influence using followers, retweets, shares and mentions then awarded them ‘Klout score’ out of 100 – the higher the number, the more influential. It was also used to let you know which areas you are classed… Read More »

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Facebook Shuffles Execs, creates mysterious blockchain division

Facebook is launching its own blockchain division as part of a broader reorganization of its executive lineup The experimental blockchain group will be led by David Marcus, the executive most recently in charge of Facebook’s Messenger group. Marcus sits on the board of directors of Coinbase, an exchange for cryptocurrency (which uses the blockchain as… Read More »

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Instagram Introduces In-App Payments

Instagram has quietly started to introduce in-app payments. The feature, which is already accessible to some users, will achieve Instagram’s transformation into a shopping powerhouse. The payment option has been enabled by Instagram for limited users. It allows these users to add their personal credit and/or debit card details and purchase content from pages. There is also… Read More »

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Facebook begins the rollout of its downvote button

Facebook took a leaf out of Reddit’s book and began testing upvote and downvote buttons for comments.  While the trial was carried out in the US, Facebook is now rolling out the new tool to more users. Going by tweets posted since the start of its rollout over the weekend, it appears that most of… Read More »

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