Tell us: what pro- or anti-vaccination content have you seen on social media? | Social media- Tempemail

We would like to hear about any content related to Covid-19 vaccination that you have seen on social media platforms including TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Have you used any social media to find information on vaccines? Have you come across any useful information or potential misinformation? Share your Continue Reading

TikTok says videos of milk crate challenge will be removed because content ‘glorifies dangerous acts’- Tempemail

TikTok has issued a statement condemning the milk crate challenge and warning users that it will remove videos of individuals attempting the dangerous trend in accordance with its guidelines. The milk crate challenge is the latest craze to make its way around social media, with the viral stunt involving people Continue Reading

Apple to Scan Every Device for Child Abuse Content — But Experts Fear for Privacy – Tempemail

Apple on Thursday said it’s introducing new child safety features in iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS as part of its efforts to limit the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) in the U.S. To that effect, the iPhone maker said it intends to begin client-side scanning of images shared Continue Reading

There’s a new tactic for exposing you to radical content online: the ‘slow red-pill’ | Joshua Citarella- Tempemail

I spend a lot of time on Instagram. Not posting stories, but researching Gen Z online political subcultures. That’s how I first stumbled across a content strategy that I’ve dubbed the “slow red-pill”. A red-pill – the name is taken from the famous scene in the Matrix – is something Continue Reading

Why it’s surprisingly important to report on ‘viral’ content- Tempemail

We often report on “viral internet” moments, and someone recently asked me why we bother. After all, if something has “gone viral”, then there’s a pretty high chance most people will have already seen it, right? Wrong, actually. Social media is so balkanised that a trend, idea, video format or Continue Reading

Twitter announces ‘Super Follows’ and ‘Ticketed Spaces’ features to allow users to monetise content- Tempemail

Twitter launched two new features on Tuesday – Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows – that allow select users to monetise audience support by charging money from others on the platform for access to their special content. Ticketed Spaces, the company said, can help users earn money from exclusive live audio Continue Reading

India orders removal of content referring to ‘Indian variant’ | Coronavirus- Tempemail

India’s government has ordered social media platforms to take down content that refers to the “Indian variant” of the coronavirus. The B.1.617.1 (previously called B.1.617) variant was first detected in India last year and has been blamed for much of the devastating Covid-19 wave that has battered south Asian nations Continue Reading

UK to require social media to protect ‘democratically important’ content | Social media- Tempemail

Social networks will be banned from discriminating against particular political viewpoints and required to protect “democratically important” content, the UK government has announced, as its landmark online safety bill finally heads to parliament. The additions to the bill, based on a white paper first drafted by Theresa May’s government in Continue Reading

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