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  • [New] As platforms such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Pinterest become less effective at driving conversions, businesses will increasingly look for alternative platforms that can drive revenue. Digital Doughtnut
  • [New] Large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will have to abide by new competition rules in the UK or risk facing huge fines. BBC News
  • [New] LAST WEEK, BRUSSELS APPROVED the Digital Services Act, a new rulebook that will force social media and e-commerce giants like Facebook and Amazon to remove illegal content and products from their platforms. Politico
  • [New] The UK is introducing a tougher regulatory regime for digital platforms with the online safety bill, which requires businesses such as Twitter and Facebook to protect users from harmful content and carries the threat of fines of up to 10% of global turnover for breaches. The Guardian
  • [New] Other companies, like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Meta (formerly Facebook), are hastening their individual development and deployment of augmented reality headsets, which could soon become standard in the workplace.
  • [New] Video is still the way to go for advertising on any social media platform because it is still the strongest way to connect with your audience who expects a steady stream of videos to watch when they log into Facebook. Community Boost
  • Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta would have to comply with tough British rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online - or face the threat of big fines. NBC News
  • Twitter Inc TWTR-N might charge a slight fee for commercial and government users, part of the billionaire entrepreneur's push to grow revenue which has lagged behind larger rivals like Meta Platforms Inc's FB-Q Facebook. The Globe and Mail
  • If Canada signed on, CSIS could in theory get faster access to data held by Google, Apple, Facebook and other major online players. CBC
  • Platforms like Facebook will have to make the workings of their recommendation algorithms - used to sort content on the News Feed or suggest shows on Netflix - transparent to users.
  • Last week the EU announced the Digital Services Act, under which companies such as Twitter, Facebook and Google will have to do more to tackle illegal content or face multibillion-euro fines. The Guardian
  • Facebook, Google, and other platforms will have to find ways to remain relevant and reexamine their content moderation standards if Musk is successful at Twitter. Washington Examiner
  • Facebook owner Meta Platforms has removed a network of social media accounts with ties to the Brazilian military that posed as fake non-profits to play down the dangers of deforestation. The Guardian
  • Meta (Facebook) announced today that it plans to hire up to 2,500 employees across Canada over the next five years as part of a new Canadian engineering hub. Betakit Inc.
  • Facebook owner, Meta Platforms, will temporarily allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion. Middle East Monitor
  • Clearview AI built its database of images by scraping social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, never giving individuals the opportunity to opt out of their database. Informationweek
  • The new Digital Services Act will force companies including Facebook, Google, and Amazon to police themselves harder and make it easier for users to flag problems. Sky News
  • Online advertising on platforms like Facebook, Google, Instagram and other search and social platforms, with their huge reach, will undeniably continue to play a large role for CPG brands. MarTech Series
  • Conservatives will migrate to new social media platforms in response to blocking by Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Heartland Daily News
  • Tech companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will have to start following strict rules that ensure free and fair competition in digital markets. European Digital Rights (EDRi)
  • Facebook could encourage other app developers to distribute their iPhone apps through independent app stores that would not require user permission for tracking. Lawfare

Last updated: 22 May 2022