social media

How JD penetrates lower-tier cities with social e-commerce initiative

By chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, Jingdong, live-streaming, lower-tier cities, social media, WeChat

Jingdong (JD) has over 2 million WeChat groups for social e-commerce, which it claims to be the largest scale among e-commerce platforms. The pandemic has put it under the spotlight, as social e-commerce provided many individuals and brands with new opportunities amidst the pandemic. Weiwei is a sales person at China’s leading travel agency China […]

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Facebook turned down 2.2 million ads meant to interfere with US voting

By 2020 elections, ads, advertising, election, election 2020, engadget, facebook, gear, Internet, News, nick clegg, politics, social media, Social network, social networking

Facebook really, really wants you to know it’s cracking down on attempts to interfere with voting in the 2020 US election. Global affairs VP Nick Clegg told Le Journal du Dimanche in an interview (via The Guardian and AFP) that Facebook had re…

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Instagram starts labeling ‘state-controlled media’ accounts and posts

By 2020 election, engadget, facebook, gear, instagram, Internet, media, News, politics, russia, social media, Social network, social networking

Over the last week, Instagram has started labeling state-backed media, following through on a policy the company’s parent Facebook announced last October and started implementing on its own social media network this past June. The labels were …

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Facebook leak hints at its defense against a government-ordered breakup

By antitrust, engadget, facebook, gear, instagram, Internet, News, Regulation, social media, Social network, social networking, Whatsapp

Facebook is under intense regulatory pressure, and it appears to be bracing itself for the worst. The Wall Street Journal says it has obtained a document outlining Facebook’s defense if the government orders a breakup that would unload Instagr…

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Weibo MAU reached 523 million in June 2020; revenues down 10% in Q2

By chinainternetwatch, Media & Entertainment, social media, Weibo

Weibo’s monthly active users (“MAUs”) reached 523 million in June 2020, a net addition of approximately 37 million users on a year-over-year basis. Mobile MAUs represented about 94% of MAUs, according to Weibo’s quarterly financial results. Average daily active users (“DAUs”) on Weibo were 229 million in June 2020, a net addition of approximately 18 […]

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DoJ asks Congress to limit protections for social media companies

By accountable, censorship, congress, content moderation, department of justice, DoJ, engadget, free speech, gear, legislation, liability, News, section 230, social media, trump, Trump administration, william barr

The Department of Justice (DoJ) is asking Congress to adopt a new law that would make Facebook, Google and Twitter liable for the way they moderate content, The Washington Post reports. The legislation would alter the controversial Section 230…

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Trump approves TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart ‘in concept’

By ByteDance, China, commerce department, Department of Commerce, Donald Trump, engadget, gear, Internet, News, Oracle, politics, president trump, social media, Social network, social networking, tiktok, tiktok global, walmart

TikTok appears to have avoided a US ban at the last minute… probably. President Trump has agreed to a deal “in concept” (via CNBC) that theoretically allays US security issues while letting it operate in the country. True to earlier discussi…

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