Social Media Daily News Roundup 12.03.19

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#BreakUpBigTech: Elizabeth Warren says Facebook just proved her point

The platform briefly blocked some of Warren’s ads attacking it. Her response: ‘Curious why I think FB has too much power? (Guardian)

Twitter’s new prototype app ‘twttr’ launches today

Twitter’s  new prototype application is rolling out to the first group of testers starting today, the company announced this afternoon by way of a tweet. The app, which Twitter is calling “twttr” as a throwback to its original name, was first introduced at the CES conference this January. (TechCrunch)

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom 'concerned' about rise of beauty face filters

Instagram filters that allow people to retouch and enhance photos of themselves is a "concerning trend", photo app co-founder Kevin Systrom has admitted. (Telegraph)

TikTok: the video app taking over the internet

With 500 million users across 150 countries, the short-form video app is becoming a social media sensation

Stuart Hall