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(Bloomberg) -- Here’s a list of companies that are planning to halt spending on social media. Some have joined a boycott of Facebook Inc. after critics accused the social network of inadequately policing hateful and misleading content on its platform:Harley Davidson Inc. -- The motorcycle maker said in an email it was pausing Facebook ads in July “to stand in support of efforts to stop the spread of hateful content.” Pernod Ricard SA -- The French distiller of Jameson whiskey and Absolut vodka, which spends more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.69 billion) on advertising annually, is boycotting Facebook and some other U.S. sites through July 31 and working with partners on an app to help victims of online abuse.Daimler AG -- The Mercedes-Benz maker is pausing its paid advertising on Facebook ...
Twitter (TWTR) closed the most recent trading day at $30.87, moving +0.19% from the previous trading session.
(Bloomberg) -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered residents to wear face coverings in public amid a spike in Covid-19 cases across the second-most populous U.S. state.In a reversal of his months-long opposition to such a mandate, Abbott on Thursday said the order applies to all counties with 20 or more virus cases. He also barred people from gathering outdoors in groups larger than 10. Texas reported its second-worst day of the pandemic with almost 8,000 new cases and a surge in hospital admissions.The Republican governor has been under growing pressure from Democratic mayors and county leaders to crack down or at least grant them authority to mandate masks and other restrictions. As he moved to aggressively reopen the state’s economy in recent weeks, Abbott overruled local efforts to e...
(TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is, frankly, a great (TWTR) follow. Chuck Norris is a popular internet meme. One meme apt for Musk—also the CEO of SpaceX—goes: A Chuck Norris roundhouse kick is so powerful, it can be seen from outer space by the naked eye.
With few entertainment options during the coronavirus pandemic, locked-down mobile users around the globe turned to app stores.Global Google Play downloads spiked 35% year-over-year and 18% sequentially in the second quarter, with net in-app revenue rising 18% and 5%, respectively. Downloads of Apple products saw less dramatic growth, with 23% year-over-year and 2% sequential download increases and 20% and 3% in-app revenue growth.A breakdown of the downloads by BofA Securities reveals how cooped up mobile users are spending their time. BofA's Social Data Lockdown measures made socialization digital and drove significant increases in social media downloads.Pinterest Inc (NYSE: PINS) popped a record 78% year-over-year, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) 64%, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) 5% and ...
(Bloomberg) -- When European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde appeared at an online summit last week to speak about the coronavirus pandemic, a creationist book on her bookshelf by a jailed Islamic sex cult leader caused a stir in Turkey.“The Atlas of Creation,” displayed prominently over Lagarde’s right shoulder, uses pictures of fossils and modern-day animals to argue against evolution, saying all life was created by God in a “perfect” form.It’s by Harun Yahya, more widely known as Adnan Oktar, a Turkish Islamic televangelist and cult leader who was jailed two years ago on charges including sexual abuse of minors, running a criminal network and espionage.The sighting of his book at the home of the euro zone’s top central banker, with previous jobs as head of the International ...
Another one of Donald Trump's tweets has run afoul of copyright laws. On Wednesday, Twitter pulled down a photo Trump posted of himself included in a June 30 tweet, after the New York Times Co. filed a DMCA takedown request reporting the president's post as infringing its copyright. "Media not displayed: This image has been […]
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Scooter Braun, Ithaca Holdings Chairman & SB Projects Founder, joins 'Influencers with Andy Serwer' to discuss political division in Washington.
(Bloomberg) -- A top Democratic lawmaker wants to empower the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to take action against Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., among other technology platforms, if they fail to remove content that violates their terms of service and community standards.Democratic Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, who chairs a subcommittee on consumer protection, told Bloomberg in an interview that she plans to introduce a bill in the coming days that would clarify that if technology companies fail to fulfill the “assurances” made to users in terms and conditions, community standards, advertising rules and content moderation policies, they could face enforcement from the FTC.The initiative falls into a flurry of measures that aim to limit a much-cherished liability ...