Social Media News Roundup 8.11.18

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With plenty of bad news, Snapchat has an early lead in wooing AR developers

Last weekend, more than 50 people from all over the world visited Snap’s headquarters in Santa Monica to celebrate. A week prior, Snap had announced in its quarterly earnings report that it lost daily active users and the company’s stock price was $20 below its peak. But in Santa Monica, Snap had a growth area to appreciate: its community of creators. (DigiDay)

Facebook delays roll-out of UK political advertiser checks

The social media giant has pushed back plans to verify advertisers' identities following a series of embarrassing incidents (Sky News)

Pressure grows on Zuckerberg to attend Facebook committee hearing

Australia, Argentina and Ireland join UK and Canada in urging Facebook CEO to give evidence to parliaments (Guardian)

Pinterest Ads Have Arrived in France

Pinterest announced Wednesday that Pinterest ads are now available to all businesses throughout France, bringing the total number of countries where Promoted Pins are available to seven. (AdWeek)

Half of YouTube viewers use it to learn how to do things they’ve never done

A new Pew research study that surveyed 4,594 Americans in 2018 found that 51 percent of YouTube users say they rely on the video service to figure out how to do new things, and the service proved important both for regular users and irregular users. (The Verge)

YouTube paid $3 billion to copyright owners through Content ID

Google has introduced a number of anti-piracy products and measures over the years, and in its latest report, the tech giant has revealed how some those products have been faring. (Engadget)

How much money does Ninja make?

By May 2018, he had more than 188,000 subscribers, a number that dropped by 40,000 in June after taking two days off for E3 2018. These days, he has over 12 million Twitch followers and he broke the internet when he streamed Fortnite with Drake to over 600,000 viewers. (Dot Esport)

Flickr says it won’t delete Creative Commons photos

Flickr will spare both the Flickr Commons and Creative Commons photos from deletion, the now SmugMug-owned company announced today. However, its new storage limitations on free accounts may impact its use as a home for photos with a Creative Commons license in the future. (TechCrunch)

Stuart Hall