Social Media

Twitter Starts Enforcing New Rules on Hateful Conduct, Abusive Behaviour

Washington –  The new rules announced in November on hateful and abusive content and behaviour went into effect on Monday, Twitter said in a press release. “Today, we will start enforcing updates to the Twitter Rules announced last month to reduce hateful and abusive content on Twitter,” Twitter said on Monday. The company said the new rules will require any ...

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2017 YouTube Rewind: Viewed by 95 Per Cent Internet Population

By Chiazo Ogbolu Lagos –  Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Anglophone West Africa, has said that the 2017 YouTube Rewind was viewed by 95 per cent of the internet population. Kola-Ogunlade in a statement in Lagos on Saturday, added that one can navigate YouTube in a total of 76 different languages, covering 95 per cent ...

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YouTube’s New Music Streaming Service Coming March 2018

According to a new Bloomberg report, YouTube will launch a new music streaming service early next year. The paid service – of we have already heard – will be launched in March 2018. The report notes the service is internally named as Remix, and would offer Spotify-like on-demand streaming as well as video clips. Currently, YouTube is in talks with ...

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Facebook Unveils Powerful Ways People Connected In 2017

Facebook has annou­nced its 2017 Year in Review, highlighti­ng the most powerful ways people came to­gether on Facebook to support one anothe­r. First, people came together to react and talk about important moments and events that happened around the world. These top three moments that people discussed globally in 2017 were: International Women’s Day: This was the No. 1 most ...

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Facebook Now Has a ‘Safer’ Messenger For Children

Children under the age of 13 now have their own Facebook Messenger with a privacy-focused app designed to neutralise child predator threats and make it easier for children to video chat and message with family and friends. The preview of the app was rolled out this Monday in the US. According to the company’s statement, the app which is a ...

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Twitter Lite Releases in 24 More Countries

Twitter has launched its Twitter Lite app for Android in 24 countries around the world, including Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Serbia, El Salvador, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Tanzania, and Venezuela. Twitter Lite is a mobile app for Android that is a scaled back version of the ...

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YouTube Tightens Rules on Kid-Related Content

YouTube, that strange stew of the best and worst content on the web, is cracking down on abuse and error relating to kid-focused video. Jokers and questionably ethical creators who targeted kids or used them in their videos will have a harder time getting viewers and getting money. The tendency of kids to watch a series of algorithmically suggested videos ...

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Facebook to Open Nigerian Hub Next Year in African Tech Drive

Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training program in fast-growing Africa. The U.S. social media company said the center would host an “incubator program” to help develop technology start-ups, while it will also train 50,000 Nigerians in digital skills, ...

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