Social Media Daily News Roundup 16.11.18

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Facebook chief claims no knowledge of Soros smear campaign

Facebook’s board and chief executive defended the company and its leadership over how the world’s largest social network handled Russian interference on its platform, including allegations it spread misinformation to discredit critics. (financial times)

Instagram will now let users shop items from video posts

Instagram is continuing to build out its shopping features today with the announcement of three new product updates. Users will soon be able to shop videos they see in their feed; save items to a specific “shopping collection” in their saved posts; and also shop business profiles more easily. (The Verge)

Is LinkedIn Poised To Be The Next Big Social Network ... For Brands?

LinkedIn has always been overshadowed by its rowdy younger siblings. Born way back in 2002 — before Instagram and Snapchat, even before Facebook and Twitter — the button-downed business platform has never attracted the drama or hype of other social networks. (Forbes)

Pinterest Shared 5 Tips for Brands to Grab Their Share of $1 Trillion in Projected Holiday Spending

Holiday shopping spending is expected to top the $1 trillion mark in the U.S. this year, and Pinterest said 87 percent of Pinners use its platform to find the right products for the holidays, while 66 percent find last-minute holiday deals via Pinterest.(AdWeek)

Facebook reports a massive spike in government demands for data, including secret orders

Facebook  has published the details of 13 historical national security letters it’s received for user data. (TechCrunch)

Stuart Hall