Social Media Daily News Roundup 24.01.19

Here’s your daily social media news rounded up in one place so you don’t have to go anywhere else.

Facebook to invest 3M into targeting spam ads, Britains new Instagram rules will make facebook more money, 16 celebs who have promised to be more honest about sponsored content, Twitter testing original tweeter tag, Linkedin announces interest targeting in campaign manager.

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Facebook to invest £3m in targeting spam ads in the UK as Martin Lewis drops lawsuit

Facebook has said it will invest £3m into targeting fraudulent adverts on its UK platform, after reaching a settlement with Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis.

Britain’s New Instagram Rules Could Make Facebook Money

A U.K. crackdown on sponsored posts could pave the way for the social media giant to earn more from its celebrities.

16 celebrities on Instagram promised to be more honest about sponsored content, after a UK probe that could have landed them in jail

16 celebrities promised to be more honest about sponsored content on platforms like Instagram after the UK threatened them with fines and jail time as part of an investigation into online endorsements.


Twitter testing ‘Original Tweeter’ tag to distinguish who started a thread

Twitter is testing a new tag that will make it easier to parse who started a thread. The new feature, which is starting to pop up for some users, makes it easier to find posts from the original tweeter within a thread, but may also help curb (some types of) abuse on the platform, making it easier to distinguish accounts that are masquerading as other tweeters, for instance.

LinkedIn Announces Interest Targeting in Campaign Manager

Today, LinkedIn announced Interest Targeting in Campaign Manager, a first in a series of new features that will reach members based on a number of interests and topics they’re engaging with.

Lucy Hall