Twitter, Meta and YouTube among tech giants subpoenaed by panel, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Twitter, Meta and YouTube among tech giants subpoenaed by panel, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

Representative picture After months of requesting documents from more than a dozen social platforms, the House committee investigating the Capitol rebellion issued subpoenas targeting Twitter, Meta, Reddit and YouTube after lawmakers said the companies’ initial responses were inadequate. The panel chair, Representative Benny Thompson, on Thursday demanded records from companies relating to their role in … Read more

Fan yells homophobic slur at Patrick Mahomes’ littler brother, Jackson, during win over Broncos

Jackson (front) was taking pictures of Matthews (back) in Broncos Square when anti-gay chants were being chanted.

The brother of TikTok star Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas Chiefs quarterback, was subjected to anti-gay chants like “Ma-homo” while filming a dance segment during a recent game. Jackson Mahomes, 21, was subjected to anti-gay chants during Kansas City’s 28-24 win over the Broncos in Denver, Colorado, on Jan. 8. In a video shared to Twitter, … Read more

Ugandan author charged for criticizing President Museveni on social media | News | DW

Ugandan author charged for criticizing President Museveni on social media | News | DW

Ugandan writer Kakuenza Rukirabashaiga, who won a prestigious award for “courageous writing” last year, was indicted on two counts of “offensive communications” on Tuesday. A longtime critic of President Yoweri Museveni made a brief appearance at the Buganda Road Court in Kampala, due to tweets criticizing Museveni and his son Muhuzi Kinirugaba. Prosecutors said Rukirabashaiga … Read more

Trump’s ‘non-woke’ social media app rivalling the ‘biased’ big-tech to launch soon, World News

The listing in Apple’s App Store indicates that former US President Donald Trump’s media group is planning to launch its long-promised social network in February. One of Trump’s visions for the upcoming platform is to be an alternative to Silicon Valley internet companies, which he claims are biased against him and other conservative voices. Read … Read more

Posting those rapid test results online can help normalize the habit, experts say

Posting those rapid test results online can help normalize the habit, experts say

You’ve likely seen a post like the one below more than once during the holiday season – a friend, family member, or other person you follow on social media sharing their quick test results. Whether the motive is sarcasm or altruism, one psychologist says this trend could go a long way toward normalizing a process … Read more

John Madden Remembered On Social Media

John Madden Remembered On Social Media

John Madden during Super Bowl XXXVII – EA Sports Ninth Football Videogame at Axiom … [+] Nightclub in San Diego, California, United States. (Photo by Demetrius Kambouris/WireImage) WireImage The football world lost a legend Tuesday with the death of John Madden. He rose to fame as a coach for the Oakland Raiders, leading the team … Read more

There’s another ‘meta’ marketers should be concerned with – their ‘most effective tactic available’

There’s another ‘meta’ marketers should be concerned with – their ‘most effective tactic available’

Although Facebook’s rebranding has made headlines lately, there are other “meta” marketers they need to keep in mind when re-examining their social strategies, he writes. Joseph Antonucci. Dead means many things. It develops from ancient Greek, and can be translated as a prefix associated with transcendence, comprehension, and inclusion. This sums up what Facebook wants … Read more

China buying influence to manipulate Facebook and Twitter, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

China buying influence to manipulate Facebook and Twitter, Marketing & Advertising News, ET BrandEquity

A new set of documents shows how Chinese officials are taking advantage of private companies to create on-demand content, attract followers, and track critics. The New York Times reports that this process is increasingly taking place on international platforms such as Twitter and Facebook that the Chinese government bans at home. The report said the … Read more

Buying influence: How China manipulates Facebook and Twitter

Buying influence: How China manipulates Facebook and Twitter

Flooding global social media with fake accounts used to advance an authoritarian agenda. Make them look real and increase their followers. Find state critics online – find out who they are and where they live. The Chinese government has unleashed a global online campaign to polish its image and undermine accusations of human rights abuses. … Read more