San Francisco: Putting pressure on Facebook to follow suit, Twitter has officially banned all kinds of political ads from its platform, weeks after CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the micro-blogging site would no longer allow those ads. No political content will be promoted from candidates, parties, governments or officials, public accounts committees (PACs) and certain political non-profit groups. "Twitter globally prohibits the promotion of political content. We have made this decision based on our belief that political message reach should be earned, not bought," the micro-blogging platform said on Friday. It defines political content as content that references a candidate, political party, elected or appointed government official, election, referendum, ballot measure, legislation, regulation, directive or judicial outcome. "Ads that contain references to political content, including appeals for votes, solicitations of financial support, and advocacy for or against any of the … [Read more...] about Twitter Officially Bans All Political Ads On Its Platform Ahead Of 2020 US Polls
The United States Senate’s top privacy hawk is once again calling on Facebook to voluntarily suspend the use of micro-targeting to push political and issue-based advertisements, warning that foreign governments could take advantage of the tool to influence American elections. Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, previously called on Facebook and Google to suspend micro-targeting for political ads in August, saying such tools may be used to dissuade minority groups from voting, CNN reported. Wyden renewed his call in remarks attached to a bipartisan report, released Tuesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, related to the electoral interference by Russian operatives in 2016. Wyden warned that Facebook’s ad-targeting tools allow for custom-tailored manipulation of U.S. voters. The 84-page report speaks to the scope and scale of the Russian campaign to spread disinformation and sow division among American voters carried out by the St. Petersburg-based Internet … [Read more...] about Facebook ads a ‘sophisticated’ threat to elections ―US Senator
Samantha Armytage has been trolled on Twitter after she showed her support for a promotion for The Everest horse race being shown on the Sydney Opera House. The Sunrise co-host copped a barrage of criticism online, with users calling her 'clueless' and accusing her of trivialising the issue. The journalist took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to mock the protesters, saying: 'The people protesting lights on the SOH [Sydney Opera House]...shone...lights on the SOH #soSydney.' Scroll down for video Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage took to Twitter to support the controversial projection of the horse race advertisement on the Sydney Opera House Twitter users reacted with anger to her post, accusing her of being 'clueless'. 'They weren't protesting lights on the SOH (Sydney Opera House) - they were protesting the advertising of gambling on the SOH,' one person pointed out. Another simply wrote: 'Wow!!!! Could you be anymore clueless.' One Twitter user … [Read more...] about ‘Could you be anymore clueless?’ Sam Armytage is ruthlessly trolled after backing The Everest ad on the Sydney Opera House and mocking protesters
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Whitney Wolfe Herd was 29-years old when she built social and dating app – Bumble, after she quit Tinder, the other, more famous dating app that put ‘swipe left/right’ into popular lexicon. But Bumble, unlike her first match - Tinder, has a clear touch of women empowerment. Bumble allows only the woman to make the first move in heterosexual matches. Currently, it has 45 million users in 140 countries; the US is its largest market. Some Indians might also know Bumble for its famous Bollywood investor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Her maiden venture as an investor. According to various media reports, Chopra was instrumental in convincing Herd to bring Bumble to India earlier than planned. Bumble officially launched in India last month, right after the actor’s global headline-making wedding. For the Indian market, Bumble is banking on language and cultural localization along with an aggressive advertising splash. Chopra also features in the brand’s communication … [Read more...] about Are young Indians ‘swiping right’ on bumble’s ads?