Social Media Daily News Roundup 26.02.19

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

🏅Facebook won’t renew two-thirds of existing Facebook Watch news shows

🏅Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif announces resignation on Instagram

🏅Instagram victims lose £9,000 each in 'get rich quick' investment scams

🏅YouTube takes ads off 'anti-vax' video channels

🏅Co-Founder Evan Williams Is Leaving Twitter’s Board of Directors

🏅Guinness World Records to Keynote SocialDay - Embracing disruption: remodelling a legacy brand for a social-first world

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Facebook won’t renew two-thirds of existing Facebook Watch news shows

Facebook is showing a greater willingness to ax news programming that’s not working on Facebook Watch.

Last June, Facebook rolled out its first set of daily and weekly news shows from publishers such as ABC News, CNN, Business Insider and NowThis. Overall, Facebook has launched 21 news shows on Watch including CNN’s “Anderson Cooper Full Circle,” BuzzFeed’s “Profile” and Univision’s “Real America with Jorge Ramos.”

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif announces resignation on Instagram

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator in the 2015 nuclear deal, announced his resignation on Instagram on Monday, which can only take effect once President Hassan Rouhani accepts it.

Instagram victims lose £9,000 each in 'get rich quick' investment scams

Instagram users are falling prey to  fraudulent “get rich quick” investment schemes with losses totalling more than £3m in just five months.

Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for scams, has recorded 356 cases since October. It warned that those in their 20s and 30s are particularly at risk, with the average victim having lost £8,900.

YouTube takes ads off 'anti-vax' video channels

Many YouTube channels pushing anti-vaccination conspiracy theories will no longer get money from adverts.

On Friday, YouTube stopped serving ads to lots of popular channels that promote such views.

It took the step following protests from firms who discovered their adverts were running alongside the controversial videos.

The World Health Organization said anti-vaccine views were a "top 10 global health threat" in 2019.

Co-Founder Evan Williams Is Leaving Twitter’s Board of Directors

Evan Williams, former Twitter CEO and one of its cofounders, is leaving the social network’s board of directors.

Williams did not detail his plans, saying in a tweet that he is “going to ride off into the sunset (or … down Market Street), so I can focus on some other things,” but one of those other things is presumably Medium, which he created and where he serves as CEO.

Guinness World Records to Keynote SocialDay - Embracing disruption: remodelling a legacy brand for a social-first world

The Social Media Conference for Brands, Agencies, Creators, Influencers, marketers and freelancers and the tools and tech they use welcomes GWR as keynote for day one of the festival.

Guinness World Records (GWR) has had to embrace disruption to survive and has remodelled its brand strategy to appeal to brand new audiences, growing from a single best-selling book to a multi-platform, global IP brand.

In this session GWR shares the story of its social journey and offers insight on how to curate and adapt a diverse range of content for multiple platforms and advice on how to reach and engage with an elusive Gen Z audience.



Lucy Hall