YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer. Other channels banned include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the channel for Spencer’s National Policy Institute. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube’s policies, a YouTube spokesperson said, by alleging that members of protected groups were inferior. […]

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple Face Difficult Questions from House Judiciary Committee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBFDQvIrWYM&feature=emb_logo The CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple all fronted the House Judiciary Committee in the US today as part of a five-hour hearing which intended to establish whether the tech giants have been operating in an anti-competitive manner. The subsequent rulings based on the hearings could, eventually, result in new regulations restricting, or even reducing, the

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The events industry is DYING!

https://linkalead.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/116483720_294411944950389_8430368794671615666_n.mp4 Join the protest as we light buildings in red to raise awareness about our plight! Get involved by lighting a building or any object in red on 5 August. Take a photo and share the #LightSAred campaign on your social media platforms! Sign up at www.lightsared.org.za to make sure THE SHOW GOES ON IN

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13 Hashtag Generator Tools to Fire-Up Your Social Media Strategy

Are you looking hashtag ideas to improve your social media posts? Want to generate more engagement with your followers online? You’ll find 13 hashtag generator tools to try in this infographic. Here’s what makes the list: HashtagsForLikes Kicksta Sistrix All Hashtag Instavast Webstagram Photerloo BigBangram Seekmetrics Ingramer TagsFinder TagMentor Hashatit Check out the infographic for

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TikTok Opens its Self-Serve Ad Platform to All Businesses

After testing it out with several brand partners over the last few months, TikTok has today announced that its self-serve ad platform is now available to all businesses globally as part of its recently launched TikTok for Business platform. As explained by TikTok: “The global availability of TikTok’s self-serve advertising solutions gives marketers the tools to tap into the creativity

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Social Media Marketing Post-COVID: Marketers Predict the Future

What will a post-COVID world look like for social media marketers? If there’s anything we’ve learned so far in 2020, it’s that nobody can ever be 100% prepared for the future. We can predict trends, strategize and plan, but we all have to be ready to shift marketing and business strategies at any time.  Over

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Twitter Outlines Specific Detail of Recent Hack: 130 Accounts Impacted, Personal Information Compromised

As its investigation continues, on late Friday night, Twitter provided an update of the latest information about the recent hack which targeted the accounts of several high profile users.  To recap the situation, at around 1pm on Wednesday, several celebrity accounts began tweeting out similar, odd messages regarding a Bitcoin giveaway. As you can see in these examples, the

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Facebook, Google and Apple Announce New Emoji Updates for World Emoji Day

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dampened enthusiasm for event days in 2020, today is World Emoji Day, which aims to celebrate those small, cartoonish characters than have now become a significant part of the way people communicate. Indeed, according to research, some 92% of people have used, and/or regularly now use, emojis in their messaging. Many

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Twitter Rolls Out New Direct Message Overlay to All Desktop Users

After testing it out over the past few months, Twitter has now officially launched its new direct message chat window on desktop, which enables users to engage with their messages without having to leave their main tweet feed. As you can see here, the addition provides a mini, picture-in-picture display for your DMs, which is similar to

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With the US Presidential election only months away, this is an especially concerning incident. From about 1pm today, a range of celebrity and brand accounts started tweeting out a message promoting a crypto giveaway, in which funds sent to a specified account would send back double the same. The messages, which are all similar, and

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