Social Media News Roundup 19.10.18

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Facebook in fresh video metrics row

Facebook was aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many people viewed video on its site for a year longer than it has previously admitted, court documents have claimed. (BBC)

Facebook has a fake news 'war room' – but is it really working?

Corporation shows off room of engineers, data scientists and other experts but offers reporters few new specifics (Guardian)

How to use Instagram like an appropriation artist

Is it legal to take someone else’s photograph, post it on Instagram, print out the Instagram post, and sell it as art? This is the question that appropriation art pioneer Richard Prince has been fighting in court for years. (The Verge)

Snapchat's latest Lens creation tools bring 2D objects to life

It might be easier to create and share Snapchat Lenses these days, but Snap clearly knows they need a little more panache. It's adding a trio of Lens Studio templates, with the centerpiece being a brand new marker tracking feature. (Engaget)

YouTube’s Music Videos Now Sell You Concert Tickets

YouTube is now partners with both Ticketmaster and Eventbrite, covering 70 percent of the U.S. concert ticket market (Rolling Stone)

Facebook Rolls Out New Updates for Branded Content Tags to Improve Transparency

Facebook's rolling out some new updates to its Branded Content tags in an effort to provide more transparency on brand/creator partnerships. (SMT)



Stuart Hall