What’s trending – info-social: Creativity of the Movement

Digital activism gave rise to content that focuses on sharing information and educating communities. Now, businesses of all sizes are finding their own voices in the movement. Over the past few months, info-social – a style of text-based content that aims to educate and inspire communities – has dominated Instagram. Digital activism, coupled with in-person …

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What’s trending – drops: The Art Of Hype

What do a McDonald’s burger and a cutting-edge fashion designer have in common? A viral collaboration that sold out in seconds. As made popular through a sales tactic in the fashion industry, limited releases – or drops – consist of releasing limited edition products or small collections that won’t be restocked. It’s no coincidence that …

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Expanding our work to identify state-affiliated accounts

witter is where people come to see what’s happening and to hear from their governments and government officials. We believe that safety and free expression go hand-in-hand, especially when interacting with these leaders and associated institutions, and adding context to what people see on Twitter helps them have a more informed experience on Twitter. In …

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Disclosing networks of state-linked information operations

Today we are disclosing four networks of accounts to our archive of state-linked information operations; the only archive of its kind in the industry. The networks we are disclosing relate to independent, state-affiliated information operations that we have attributed to Armenia, Russia and a previously disclosed network from Iran. Once our investigations were complete, the 373 associated accounts across …

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Updates to our work on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

As the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines expands, people continue to turn to Twitter to discuss what’s happening and find the latest authoritative public health information. In December, we shared updates on our work to protect the public conversation surrounding COVID-19. Starting today, we will begin applying labels to Tweets that may contain misleading information about …

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Advancing our efforts to make Twitter a safer place for advertisers

We are continuing on our path to learn, iterate and expand our efforts specific to brand safety. In December 2020, we shared a few priority areas for us in 2021 – including continuing to partner with industry leaders and developing innovative solutions for our customers to feel confident in being a part of the conversation on Twitter. …

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New Monetization Opportunities for Creators on Facebook

We want to help creators earn money and build a meaningful business on Facebook. To help creators achieve their financial goals, we are giving more creators the ability to collect ad earnings from matched Rights Manager content and offering in-stream ads in more countries. Expanded Access and Monetization Opportunities in Rights Manager We are expanding …

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Introducing the New Pages Experience

Today, we’re rolling out the redesigned Facebook Pages experience that makes it simpler for public figures and creators to build community and achieve their business objectives. What’s New: Redesigned layout that’s simpler and more intuitive Dedicated News Feed to discover and join conversations, follow trends, interact with peers and engage with fans Easy navigation between personal profile and Pages …

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How Brazilian Public Figures Aligned with NGOs Used Facebook Live to Lift Black Voices

The months-long protest demonstrations against racial injustice across the United States in 2020 became one of the largest movements in the nation’s history, uniting people around the world. In Brazil, this unprecedented support gave conversations about racism greater strength and space. Despite representing 56% of Brazil’s population, the Black community has been under-represented in many …

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Promoting authoritative information about COVID-19 vaccines

We are is running the largest worldwide campaign to promote authoritative information about COVID-19 vaccines by: Helping people find where and when they can get vaccinated — similar to how we helped people find information about how to vote during elections Giving $120 million in ad credits to help health ministries, NGOs and UN agencies …

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Together Against Covid-19 Misinformation: A New Campaign in Collaboration with the WHO

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have been working to connect people to accurate information and reduce misinformation on our platforms. Last month we announced the biggest worldwide campaign to promote authoritative information about Covid-19 vaccines. We are removing false vaccine claims, reducing distribution of inaccurate health information, and informing people about effective vaccine delivery. Today we’re launching …

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The 50 Most Visited Websites in the World

The 50 Most Visited Websites In the World If you spend any time online, it’s likely you’re familiar with some of the world’s most visited websites. On today’s internet, a handful of giants have unmatched dominance. Top Three Websites (Monthly visits): Google: 92.5 billion YouTube: 34.6 billion Facebook: 25.5 billion Together, the top three websites …

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How we’re supporting startups combating climate change

Combating climate change requires action from everyone—businesses, governments, cities and people. We believe that by investing in technology we can help build novel solutions and empower people to take action. Which is why we’re focused on elevating people using technology to combat climate change and create a healthier planet for everyone.   This month we …

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Inspiring the next generation of Google engineers

One of the things I find most inspiring in life is the transformative potential of technology.   The ability to solve complex real world problems, like contact tracing in a pandemic, and the way technology opens up completely new possibilities, like dramatically improving access to vital health services while reducing the cost.   Technology and …

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Job-training solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

As the pandemic accelerates changes in how and where we work, many of us will need to upgrade our skills or even change careers. Today we’re announcing more help, in partnership with expert organizations and with the public sector, building on our experience in training over 17 million people in Europe, the Middle East and …

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Take a virtual tour with a professional pizza enthusiast

You might think you love pizza, but Miriam Weiskind truly loves pizza. She has given pizza tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn for Scott’s Pizza Tours for over eight years, runs a website and blog at the ‘Za Report, is active on Instagram at @thezareport and now makes her own pies for her local community — with a month-long waiting list. And …

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