Social Media Daily News Roundup 16.101.19

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Reaction to gillette #Metoo

Gillette #MeToo ad on 'toxic masculinity' gets praise – and abuse

Shaving company Gillette has been bombarded with both praise and abuse after launching an advertising campaign promoting a new kind of positive masculinity. (Guardian)

Gillette draws fire for #MeToo commercial that challenges 'toxic masculinity'

Gillette has come under fire after releasing a commercial that draws on the #MeToo movement to challenge "toxic masculinity." (CNBC)

Todays headlines

Facebook responds to critics with plan to invest $300m in local news

Facebook is investing $300m (£233m) in local journalism projects amid mounting criticism over fake news on its platform and its role in the demise of regional newspapers. (Telegraph)

Instagram product designer creates nostalgic, tech-inspired AR effects for users

George Kedenburg is a product designer at Instagram whose cute, tech-inspired AR effects have caught on within the community.

Kedenburg has created a couple of AR effects inspired by cellphone battery indicators and 1990s desktop aesthetics. Instagram users can follow his effects account and download whichever ones they like. These effects can then be used in their own stories or posts. (The Verge)

Twitter's reverse-chronological feed has finally landed on Android

Last month, Twitter updated its iOS app to bring back the reverse-chronological feed and, at the time, it promised that the same feature would soon be arriving on Android. (Techradar)

Snapchat's parent company is losing its CFO after less than a year, and the stock is sinking

Tim Stone, the CFO of Snapchat parent company Snap, is quitting.

On Tuesday, the exec notified the beleaguered messaging app company of his intention to quit "to pursue over opportunities," (Business Insider)

Stuart Hall