Twitter flagged tweet on Trumps account for “glorified violence”

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This was the latest move in an escalating battle between the social media platform and the president. When US President Trump used his Twitter account to say: “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he earned his first flagged tweet that was promptly hidden (though not deleted) for “glorified violence”. The post made reference to the protests regarding the fatal arrest of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis. The post was covered by a disclaimer stating that it violated Twitter’s policies. Even though the flagged tweet was covered,…

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New Facebook Messenger security feature to minimize fake friends and scam risk

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The social media company announced the new machine learning strategy to stop scammers. The leading social media company recently announced a new Facebook Messenger security feature designed to stand in the way of malicious parties seeking to scam the app’s users. The company has turned to machine learning to spot anomalies that suggest scam activity. Facebook Messenger security already conducts scans for suspicious activities. Now, machine learning will be included in those scans to help identify anomalies such as accounts issuing large quantities of requests within a short span of…

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Social commerce growth takes off with help from the pandemic

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Many platforms including Instagram, Facebook and TikTok have seen activity rising. The coronavirus pandemic has given quite the shot in the arm to social commerce growth. A number of different platforms have experienced rising shopping activity as more consumers look to digital channels during lockdowns. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as people look for alternatives to in-store purchasing. A number of large, well known online merchants – Amazon in particular – have managed to find themselves in an exceptional position for profit due to the temporary closure…

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Mobile game revenue is up 35 percent over the last 2 months

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Since February, app gaming earnings have jumped by almost a third, says a marketing analytics report. Mobile game revenue has shot up by 35 percent since February, according to data from mobile marketing analytics firm, AppsFlyer. The report on the data indicated that this increase was a result of the impact of the coronavirus. A report called “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on App Installs and Marketing Budgets” looked at mobile game marketing revenue starting on February 25, 2020. It examined casual games and social casino earnings. That mobile game revenue…

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Google Shopping announces free product listings on search pages

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The tech giant has removed the fees typically associated with the marketing feature. Google Shopping has announced the temporary elimination of its product listing fees for online merchants trying to reach their customers during the pandemic. Brick and mortar businesses are scrambling to reach their customers in new ways. Non-essential brick and mortar businesses who have not previously sold products and services online are now attempting to work as fast as they can to reach their customers using online resources. To help ease the burden of working with a new…

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