Social Media Weekend News Roundup 14.01.19

Here’s your weekend social media news rounded up so you don’t have to go anywhere else. Twitters new beta launch, an egg beats Kyle Jenners as most liked post on Instagram, Twitch gamer gifted 70k worth of Bitcoin during livestream., Facebook rolls out fact checking operation in the UK.

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Facebook rolls out fact-checking operation in UK

Facebook’s fact-checking operation is launching in the UK, with the independent charity Full Fact selected to be the first British publisher to review and rate the accuracy of content on the social network.

A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’

In the coming weeks, it’s going to launch a new beta program, where a select group of users will get access to features, by way of a standalone app, to use and talk about new features with others. Twitter, in turn, will use data that it picks up from that usage and chatter to decide how and if to turn those tests into full-blown product features for the rest of its user base.

An Egg Has Beaten Kylie Jenner's Record for the Most Liked Photo on Instagram

An egg won the internet Sunday.

In the latest example that internet dominance is as fragile as an eggshell, an egg Instagram overtook Kylie Jenner by posting the most liked Instagram photo ever.

YouTube Artist Prince EA Stumps For Ford

Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Ford Explorer last week during an event at the giant Detroit Lions football stadium, which also bears the name of the company. 

Orchestrated by the experience agency Imagination, the event included a performance by spoken word artist Prince EA, who also has created a YouTube video using the same words he read on stage. 

Twitch Gamer Gifted Over $70k Worth of Bitcoin During Livestream

A video game streamer was gifted over $70,000 worth of bitcoin yesterday, while he played the game RuneScape on the video streaming service Twitch in front of an audience of about two thousand. The several separate donations came as a shock to Sick_Nerd, the player’s gaming handle.

Even more brands confirmed to speak and share knowledge with fellow marketers at SocialDay festival 2019.

Lucy Hall