How YouTubers turned running for London mayor into content | London mayoral election 2021

Niko Omilana will not be elected mayor of London next week. But the 23-year-old YouTuber prankster and mayoral candidate, who is currently polling just behind the Lib Dems and the Greens, is still likely to emerge from the contest as a winner. “Content is his priority,” said Omilana’s manager, Grace Continue Reading

Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders | Instagram- Tempemail

Instagram has apologised for a “mistake” which saw it promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders. A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search terms based on their interests, with default prompts including terms such as “yard work”, “home decor” or “sunsets”. But some people Continue Reading

Decoding emojis and defining ‘support’: Facebook’s rules for content revealed | Facebook

They run to more than 300 pages, envisaging and exemplifying some of the most borderline and ethically challenging uses of the world’s biggest social network by its 2.8 billion monthly users. Secret Facebook guidelines seen by the Guardian show how the company controls its mainly outsourced moderators down to the Continue Reading

Twitter told to delete Russian opposition’s online news content | Russia- Tempemail

Russia’s media watchdog has told Twitter to delete the account of an opposition news outlet following threats from Moscow to block the social network entirely if it did not remove “banned content” within a month. The moves are part of a wider crackdown on social media and the opposition after Continue Reading

Facebook’s long-awaited content ‘supreme court’ has arrived. It’s a clever sham | Facebook- Tempemail

In October, Facebook unveiled its long-awaited “oversight board” – a special, semi-independent body, staffed mainly by experts on free speech and constitutional law, with the authority to make decisions about controversial content posted on Facebook’s platform. Sometimes described as Facebook’s “supreme court”, the oversight board has been met, in the Continue Reading

Russia slows down Twitter in row over ‘illegal’ content- Tempemail

Russia has restricted the use of Twitter by slowing down its speed and threatened to block the service completely, after accusing the social media giant of repeatedly failing to remove banned content from its site. Roskomnadzor, the country’s state communications watchdog, said there were more than 3,000 posts containing “illegal Continue Reading

The clumsily drafted online safety bill could see adult content censored in Australia | Pornography

“Gay Zombie Porn Gets Festival Flick” – just one of the many creative headlines following the announcement that LA Zombie, a film directed by queer art house auteur Bruce LaBruce, would be pulled from 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival after being refused an exemption from the Australian Classification Board. The Continue Reading

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