Twitter to launch paid ‘super follow’ function that lets users charge for content | Twitter

Twitter has announced it will launch a “super follow” feature, which lets users charge followers for access to exclusive content, later this year. The move comes as Twitter is branching out from advertising to find more ways to make money — both for itself and for its most prolific users. Continue Reading

Twitter Considers Charging Users for Exclusive Content – Tempemail

Image sourced from Mission Statement Academy Twitter is exploring a subscription-based model – called “super follows” – where users can charge followers for access to exclusive content. “Exploring audience funding opportunities like Super Follows will allow creators and publishers to be directly supported by their audience and will incentivise them Continue Reading

Clubhouse chatroom app closes down site rebroadcasting content | Internet

Clubhouse, the audio-chatroom app that has emerged as the latest craze to consume Silicon Valley, has shut down a site that was rebroadcasting the platform’s content, renewing concerns over the service’s ability to provide security and privacy for its users. The app, currently available only on iPhones, allows users to Continue Reading

Shadow Attacks Let Attackers Replace Content in Digitally Signed PDFs – Tempemail

Researchers have demonstrated a novel class of attacks that could allow a bad actor to potentially circumvent existing countermeasures and break the integrity protection of digitally signed PDF documents. Called “Shadow attacks” by academics from Ruhr-University Bochum, the technique uses the “enormous flexibility provided by the PDF specification so that Continue Reading

Cognitive Biases in Social Media Content

You’ve heard about cognitive biases and their influence on users’ perception, haven’t you? These unconscious errors in mental processing guide the way we see life, interpret reality, and make decisions. What you may not have considered is how much cognitive biases affect social media marketing. First, cognitive biases prevent users Continue Reading

Google and Facebook: the landmark Australian law that will make them pay for news content | Google

The Australian parliament is poised to pass a landmark media law that would make Google and Facebook pay news publishers for displaying their content. The Australian law is separate to a deal Facebook made to pay mainstream UK news outlets millions of pounds a year to license their articles, but Continue Reading

India’s top court takes up social media content Twitter court petition content Government- Tempemail

India’s top court on Friday sought the government and Twitter’s response to a petition seeking a mechanism to check fake news, hate messages and what officials consider seditious and incendiary content on social media platforms. The case highlights a standoff between the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and free Continue Reading

TikTok to introduce warnings on content to help tackle misinformation | TikTok- Tempemail

TikTok is to feature banner warnings on suspect content in a bid to dissuade users from sharing videos featuring misinformation. Its new tool, which will launch in the UK on 22 February, is one of the first from a major social platform to target not just content which has been Continue Reading

Facebook board set to rule on Trump ban reverses four content removal cases | Facebook

Facebook’s oversight board, the “supreme court” set up by the company to relieve Mark Zuckerberg of having the final say over moderation, has issued its first decisions, overturning the social network’s choices on four of the five first cases it has heard. The cases, all of which were appeals to Continue Reading

Facebook asks Australia to let it make content deals with news outlets before being hit with media code | Facebook

Facebook has asked the Australian government to consider giving digital platforms a six-month grace period to make deals with news outlets to pay for content before hitting companies with the “big stick” of the news media bargaining code. Ahead of Facebook’s appearance on Friday before a Senate committee examining the Continue Reading