Algeria protests: how disinformation spread on social media

Amidst months of anti-government demonstrations, an online information battle is happening in Algeria. Protesters are trying to swat away annoying trolls – dubbed “electronic flies”. The interim president of the north African country recently announced that elections will take place in December. It’s the latest twist in a year of political drama which began in February … Read more Algeria protests: how disinformation spread on social media

Top 5 Not-So-Obvious Social Media Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid

Before you even read this, make sure you aren’t making either of the classic, obvious, social media mistakes — having a private profile or still using a personal account when you should switch to a business account. OK, cool. Now that that’s handled, let’s get into some of the less-obvious, yet highly critical mistakes that I see … Read more Top 5 Not-So-Obvious Social Media Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid

The best social media stories and campaigns from August 2019

It’s social media stories and campaigns time. This month we’ve got news from Facebook, an AR update-off between Instagram and Snapchat, campaigns from Sport England, Hinge and more. Let’s get into it. (Remember to check out our bundle of Social Media Best Practice Guides) Hinge declares itself the app ‘designed to be deleted’ Dating app Hinge … Read more The best social media stories and campaigns from August 2019

US officials to use fake social media accounts to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. … Read more US officials to use fake social media accounts to check people entering country

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

The White House has called on social media companies to build technologies that could help curb the spread of violent ideologies online. The appeal was made during a meeting between officials from the White House and big social media companies on Friday. The gathering came days after Donald Trump, the United States, laid blame on the … Read more White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

Five Hacks To Make The Most Of Your Social Media Strategy

So, you’ve spent all this money on an advanced social listening tool to help your business make the most of its social media strategy. Now what? Here are five hacks that can take your social performance from good to great. 1. Set clear timeframes Are you tracking a certain campaign? Or is your social listening … Read more Five Hacks To Make The Most Of Your Social Media Strategy

Uganda: One year of social media tax

Taxi driver Abdulhakim Kawenja checks his phone. His regular customers usually contact him via WhatsApp. When he doesn’t have any customers, he offers his taxi services via Uber. Kawenja needs constant internet access, but in the past year that has become difficult. In July 2018, Uganda’s government introduced the “over-the-top” (OTT) tax, commonly known as the … Read more Uganda: One year of social media tax

Trump To Invite Social Media Companies To ‘Big Meeting’ To Discuss Censorship

President Trump speaks during a “Presidential Social Media Summit” in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. Alex Wong/Getty Images Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET President Trump on Thursday announced he is directing his administration to explore all regulatory and legislation solutions to “protect the free speech of all Americans.” Trump, speaking to … Read more Trump To Invite Social Media Companies To ‘Big Meeting’ To Discuss Censorship

What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!

The other Wikipedia co-founder has called for a 48-hour boycott of all social media platforms to demonstrate users’ desire to regain control of their data and privacy. On 4-5 July, and for at least one day, Larry Sanger has implored people to snub social media platforms except for posts showing that they are on strike. Jimmy Wales’ … Read more What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!

The 7 Biggest Social Media Sites in 2019

Editor’s Note: This post is from Search Engine Journal’s new ebook How to Dominate Social Media: A Complete Strategy Guide. This in-depth guide will teach you the essentials of social media marketing. Want your copy now? Download it here or scroll to the bottom of this post for more details. All social media networks are not created equally. While … Read more The 7 Biggest Social Media Sites in 2019