Social Media Daily News Roundup 19.11.18

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Facebook may be too big for Mark Zuckerberg to manage

By now, Facebook is accustomed to scandal. Allegations that it allowed foreign election interference, played fast and loose with its users’ data, and amplified the worst parts of society have plagued the social network for more than two years. (Telegraph)

Facebook and Twitter should fund an independent watchdog to police fake news, report claims

Technology giants including Facebook and Twitter should fund the creation of a new independent UK watchdog to police fake news, a new report has claimed. (Telegraph)

Why Twitter Is Up 40% So Far in 2018

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) investors have had a lot to cheer about in 2018: GAAP profitability for four straight quarters, continued daily active user growth despite pressure on monthly users, and strength in first-party ad revenue. (Motley Fool)

WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging

WhatsApp  already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. (TechCrunch)

Linkedin launches new platform Linkedin Events

Career network site Linkedin has announced the launch of Linkedin Events, a new feature which will allow users to join and create professional events, invite connections and have conversations. (Conference News)

YouTube has started adding free, ad-supported movies

You can already buy and rent digital movies through Google Play Movies & TV, purchases that also show up in YouTube if you're signed in with the same account. Now it looks as though YouTube is also adding whole movies free of charge to its portal, with a few adverts embedded along the way to help fund the service. (TechRadar)

Stuart Hall