Trump ads removed from Facebook “for violating our policy against organized hate.”

Trump ads - Thumbs Down

The social media giant announced its action against the advertising that breached its hate policies. Last Thursday, Facebook announced that it had removed Trump ads as a part of the president’s re-election campaign because they had breached the company’s hate-related policies. The advertisements were an attack on what the campaign called “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups”. Those Trump ads also displayed an upside-down triangle. A statement released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the triangle in the advertisement’s image “is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify…

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Chinese social commerce comprises 11.6 percent of online sales

Chinese Social Commerce - man and woman using phones in Beijing

Retail sales over this channel have been skyrocketing across the country and will continue growing. Chinese social commerce is rapidly rising and is expected to reach $242.41 billion in 2020, comprising 11.6 percent of the total online retail sales in the country, according to a new eMarketer forecast report. The report predicts that by 2023, the growth rate will bring that figure to almost double that level. The report indicated that Chinese social commerce would continue an extremely rapid rise for retail sales, almost doubling by the close of 2023,…

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AirVote deploys QR code feedback tools for instant customer responses

QR code feedback

The quick response codes allow businesses to respond immediately to comments before they go online. AirVote has created a QR code feedback solution to help small businesses to be able to respond to customer feedback immediately. An immediate response to customer comments is more important than ever as they are often posted online. Using the QR code feedback tool, companies are able to spot issues right away and solve them before negative messages can spread to other customers. Since small businesses have limited resources, features as straightforward as a barcode…

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Twitter flagged tweet on Trumps account for “glorified violence”

Flagged tweet - President Donald Trump

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

Facebook Messenger security - Facebook and Messenger apps

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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