Social Media Daily News Roundup 22.08.18

 Snapchat’s creator charm offensive stops short of ad revenue sharing

Snapchat wants better relationships with creators on its platform, but it is so far resisting the short-term step of cutting creators in on ad revenue. (DigiDay)

Say ‘Aloha’: A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions

Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution. It has no voice assistant, its smart speaker is still in development, and some apps like Instagram aren’t fully equipped for audio communication. But much of that is set to change judging by experiments discovered in Facebook’s code, plus new patent filings. (TechCrunch)

Facebook moves to cut 5,000 targeting options but ad buyers see workarounds

Less than a week after Facebook received a complaint from the DOH alleging it violated the Fair Housing Act, on Tuesday, the platform said it would remove over 5,000 targeting options in Ads Manager and that all U.S. advertisers will have to complete a non-discrimination certification to continue advertising on Facebook. (DigiDay)

Facebook assigns you a fake-news-flagging trustworthiness score

A new way to attack Facebook is to fraudulently report a news story as false in hopes of reducing its visibility, either because someone wants to censor it or just doesn’t agree with it.

Google is developing an experimental podcast app called Shortwave

An experimental unit within Google has been quietly developing a new app for discovering and playing podcasts. Called Shortwave (The Verge)

LinkedIn opens up data to researchers to learn about the job market

LinkedIn will open up its data to academic researchers for the purpose of better understanding the labour market and the economy, (Engadget)

Instagram makes a play to keep users scrolling with new ‘Recommended For You’ posts

Instagram is testing a new feature that recommends posts to users based on their follower lists and photos and videos they have liked. The recommended posts will show up in a section at the end of a user’s Feed under a “Recommended for You” label. (MarketingLand)

Facebook and Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran campaigns

Facebook and Twitter say they have suspended or removed accounts linked to Iran and Russia over "inauthentic" or "manipulating" behaviour. More than 650 Facebook pages and groups were said to have been identified as "misleading", according to founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. (BBC)

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