Social Media News Roundup 8/2/19

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

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Social media: How can governments regulate it?

The government is considering ways to regulate social media companies, including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, over harmful content.

The renewed focus comes after links were made between the suicide of teenager Molly Russell and her exposure to images of self-harm on Instagram.

Facebook's latest grab bag of updates is all about 'community'

Amid a slew of executive departures, circulated misinformation and efforts to unify multiple chat platforms, Facebook is updating tools that people still use on its core site. At the Facebook Communities Summit in Menlo Park today, the company introduced a slew of new features and expanded the rollout of some tools in testing that are meant to help Group and Page admins better engage their members.

Twitter shares drop 10% as revenue outlook disappoints

Shares in Twitter have fallen 10% after the social media company's revenue forecast fell short of expectations.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2019 is now expected to be between $715m and $775m, below analysts' forecasts.

The latest Instagram update hides your Stories' viewer list after 24 hours, and people are furious they can't see who's stalking them anymore (FB)

Instagram has updated its app so users are unable to see viewer lists on their Stories after 24 hours.

Lucy Hall