Plus why Taylor Swift absolutely should have released her new video before the song.
Facebook has strengthened its efforts to promote quality journalism, now blocking ads from pages that spread fake news. If a Facebook page is found to be repeatedly sharing false stories, the company will ban the page from advertising on Facebook. The company uses third-party fact-checking organisations to flag stories that are false, and took the opportunity to call out Pages who spread fake news for making the world “less informed.”
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Instagram now lets you post photo albums with landscape and portrait pictures. Since the feature was introduced in February, you’ve only been able to post square-format photos — very old-school Instagram. But now, you’ll be able to post pictures in the format of your choosing, rather than cropping down to a square. The downside is that it seems like you’ll still have to choose one photo format and then stick with it — from the sound of it, you won’t be able to create an album with landscape and square or portrait photos.
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Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website, and from today, YouTube is taking this update out of beta and making it available to all users. In addition, the company is extending the design and select new features to its mobile app, and is unveiling an updated logo and icon. New features for the app include its own take on the cleaner redesign, where the header is now white and the navigation tabs have been moved to the bottom – making them easier to reach with your thumbs.
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- Blocking Ads from Pages that Repeatedly Share False News [via FB Newsroom]
- Facebook is matching donations to Hurricane Harvey recovery [via Digital Trends]
- Ad buyers blast Facebook Audience Network for placing ads on Breitbart [via Digiday]
- The NFL’s new live streamed Twitter show kicks off tonight [via TechCrunch]
- Instagram showcasing local influencers to celebrate nine million Aussie users [via Mediaweek]
- Instagram now lets you post landscape and portrait photo albums [via The Verge]
- 4 Instagram Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making [via Social Media Today]
- Ollie Wards on Survey 5: “…we’ve got the youngest breakfast show on any major station” [via Radio Today]
- Hero for another day: David Bowie streams hit 1 billion on Spotify [via The Music Network]
- Tomorrowland 2017 Claims Title of Biggest Social Media Music Event Ever With Over 1 Billion Views [via Billboard]
- Goldman Sachs: Universal is worth $23.5bn – and streaming revenues will jump 500%+ by 2030 [via Music Business Worldwide]
- “Despacito” Ties “One Sweet Day” For Longest At #1 [via Billboard]
- Taylor Swift Tops PSY’s 24-Hour YouTube Record With ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ [via Billboard]
- Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ Breaks Record for Most Weeks in Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 [via Billboard]
- BTS Is Charging $22 for a CD That Their Fans Can’t Even Play [via Digital Music News]
- Sony/ATV Launches App for ‘SCORE’ Royalty Portal [via Billboard]
- Purple wasn’t Prince’s favorite color, according to his sister [via Consequence of Sound]
- Metallica Announce Master of Puppets Box Set With Unreleased Music [via Pitchfork]
- The 2017 VMAs Drew Lowest Ratings in MTV History [Complex Music]
- Why Taylor Swift Absolutely Should Have Released Her New Video Before the Song [via Fast Company]
- Sonos expected to go up against Apple with voice-activated smart speaker [via FACT Magazine]
- YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more [via TechCrunch]
- Study reveals effectiveness of video advertising across different media platforms [via Mumbrella]
- The simple, damning difference between women’s and men’s profiles on LinkedIn [via Quartz]
- BuzzFeed, Once A Banner-Free Zone, Embraces Ads [via Fast Company]
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