TikTok facing $29M fine over U.K. children’s privacy violations | Article | #socialmedia

By Neil Hodge2022-09-26T15:55:00 The U.K.’s data privacy regulator warned social media platform TikTok it could be fined 27 million pounds (U.S. $29 million) for failing to protect children’s data. An investigation opened by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in 2019 found the company might have breached the U.K.’s version…

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How to Hide Likes on Instagram: A Guide | #socialmedia

As social media becomes more and more prevalent in our lives, we continue to see studies showcase the effects that it has on our well-being, mental health and self-perception. One recent study in particular discovered the impact that Instagram likes can have on adolescents. If we start to compare ourselves…

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YouTube Tests Improved Comment Removal Notifications, Updated Video Performance and Hashtag Insights | #socialmedia

YouTube’s looking to provide more context on content removals and violations, while it’s also experimenting with a new form of analytics on average video performance benchmarks, along with improved hashtag discovery, which could impact your planning and process. First off, on policy violations – YouTube’s looking to provide more context…

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Attorney General Todd Rokita reminds Hoosiers to use caution to avoid scams this fall season – Hamilton County Reporter | #socialmedia

Posted By: The Reporter September 29, 2022 Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita warns Hoosiers to avoid scams this fall. This is a popular time to travel, move, and undertake home improvement projects, but it’s also it’s a time for scammers to find new victims. Rokita “When planning out your fall…

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All the Key Updates for Marketers from Google’s 2022 ‘SearchOn’ Event | #socialmedia

Google has today held its annual SearchOn event, where it provided an overview of its latest Search and discovery updates and experiments, which look to align with evolving consumer behaviors and shifts. And there are certainly some interesting projects in the works. Here’s an overview of all the major announcements…

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Twitter Faces Advertiser Boycott Due to Failures to Police Child Abuse Material | #socialmedia

Twitter’s no good, very bad year continues, with the company this week being forced to inform some advertisers that their ads had been displayed in the app alongside tweets soliciting child pornography and other abuse material. As reported by Reuters: “Brands ranging from Walt Disney, NBCUniversal and Coca-Cola, to a…

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Social Security Scammers Count on Emotion Overcoming Logic, Says Report | #socialmedia

Raising consumer awareness if a challenge since social media has pulled people away from reliable sources of news. Image: panuwat phimpha/Shutterstock.com People are most likely to fall victim to scams involving Social Security benefits when the scammers overcome their logic with emotion, according to a recent publication from the Center…

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Pennsylvania ranks top 5 in teen scams | #socialmedia

(WTAJ) — A new study shows that Pennsylvania ranks number five for money lost in scams, with teenagers being a rapidly growing target. The study, released by socialcatfish.com, shows that money lost by victims under 20 grew by 1,125% over the last five years while seniors’ losses grew by 390%…

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Why are Malaysians falling for deadly job scams in Cambodia, and what is Putrajaya doing to prevent more victims? | #socialmedia

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Modern slavery, as unbelievable as it sounds, exists in 2022. It is described as severe exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain, and its prevalence — in the form of job scams which promises high wages for simple work overseas — has only increased…

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Painting of Kamikaze Pilots by Chinese Artist Subject of Censorship Row at UCCA Bejing – ARTnews.com | #socialmedia

A painting by the Chinese artist Li Songsong is the subject of a censorship row at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. The painting was removed from an exhibition there following reports that the work had been the subject of official complaints to Chinese authorities. Details around the…

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Lenny Bruce stage experience makes Pittsburgh debut | #socialmedia

PITTSBURGH − First Amendment crusader and foul-mouthed entertainer. Trailblazer and tragic figure. From comedy club stages to courtrooms, Lenny Bruce sent shock waves through the nation, sparking debates about censorship. “I believe Lenny’s is the voice this country needs right now,” said Ronnie Marmo, the playwright and actor portraying the…

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