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Facebook Brings News Powerhouses Aboard

Facebook Pays for News Content

newsiconABC, Anderson Cooper, Shepard Smith, Jorge Ramos and more: News powerhouses are coming aboard Facebook’s Watch, its section of proprietary video content. As TechCrunch points out, what’s especially notable is that the social media giant …

Amazon Fake Reviews Posted from Facebook

The Washington Post has an investigative article about merchants using Facebook to flood their products and services on Amazon with beneficial fake reviews in order to entice consumers to purchase them. The article is newsworthy in showing that Amazon is …

Are Tweets Human or Twitter Bots?

At the same time Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is testifying before Congress about fake posts on his social network, Pew Research Center has come out with a study that shows how affected Twitter is by Twitter bots that are …

Tips to Determine Fake Reviews

NBC Southern California recently did an expose of companies that write fake reviews. The station video has the expose, but in the accompanying article are four great tips to help determine if the reviews you are reading are fake. In …

Facebook in Need of Major PR Counsel

Facebook finds itself in the middle of controversy as a result of data from 50 million accounts allegedly deceptively being used by Cambridge Analytica to persuade voters in the United States presidential election. There are additional concerns about similar tactics …

Trust in Online Content Quickly Changing

Possibly it is the the concern over fake news, or how content was delivered through Facebook, whatever the cause our trust in online content is diminishing. Adobe did a study of online content trust and ZDNet explains the fascinating and …

Media Seeks Facebook Collective Bargain

This short article in PC Magazine touches on so many issues associated with Facebook’s stranglehold on advertising and how it is affecting news media. Facebook’s efforts to address fake news have greatly diminished the news media’s and local newspapers’ digital …

Group Formed to Sabotage Movie Reviews

There are a series of stories in news media such as The Verge and CNN today about a group that is trying to sabotage the reviews of Disney movies. They claim successfully negatively impacting reviews of “The Last Jedi” and …

Facebook Prioritizes Local News Content

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has been traveling the United States in an effort to learn more about how local communities around the country think about issues affecting daily life. According to his own Facebook page, this process educated …

Social Media and Fitness App Tracking

Two big issues have made the news in the last few days focused on social media and fitness app tracking. Both involve the use of data gathered by companies from people using their devises or social media platforms. Fitness trackers …