Instagram & Plan International Team Up With Girl Activists To Address Online Harassment
NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2020
After landmark survey by Plan International points to unchecked online harassment, social media platform will work with girls’ rights organization to kick off a series of listening sessions with girl activists around the world, which will inform work across Facebook properties.
NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Instagram will hear from a global panel of girl activists on how the platform can address online harassment, in collaboration with Plan International.
Insights will also be shared with Facebook and WhatsApp as part of this initiative.
Plan’s Listening Sessions, which are being announced on International Day of the Girl [October 11, 2020], will feature a diverse group of 15 youth activists.
The Listening Sessions will give policy and product teams from Instagram — as well
The photo and video sharing app has more than 1 billion users.
October 10, 2020, 12:15 PM
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This week marks 10 years since the founding of Instagram, the hugely popular social media app that boasts more than a billion users.
Sarah Frier is the author of “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram.” She says Instagram’s growth over the last decade, especially after it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012, is widespread and easy to see.
“It’s a platform where you can look around you and see the impact of the app, in a way that you can’t as easily see the impact of a Facebook or a Twitter,” Frier said.
One of the most prominent Instagram features is its photo-editing tools: namely, its selection of colorful filters. Frier says the customization that Instagram
Facebook has revealed how the platform has helped support emerging artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a blog post shared exclusively with Music Week, the social media giant has revealed new data on the positive impact for acts using both Facebook Live and Instagram Stories while live touring has been halted during the coronavirus.
Using Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, and other engagement tools, artists rapidly increased their social media activity.
“Creativity was the common thread throughout all the artists’ efforts which resulted in new fans and growth,” said the blog post, which referenced music performances and exclusive artist content, as well as everything from pub quizzes to cooking series.
Across Facebook and Instagram, L Devine shared unique sets, took requests and answered fan questions. The social media activity resulted in a 48x increase in organic and paid video views on Facebook for March 20 to May 20 compared to
Instagram, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, has gone a long way from being a platform just focusing on photos, selfies and short videos. Since it was first introduced in cyberspace, it has become a tool that can change lives — whether for better or worse is debatable. For many businesses, content creators, influencers, advertisers and marketers, however, it has grown into a source of income as well as a channel for sales.
At the moment, your business’s intended audience is most likely using Instagram — and so does the competition. And it can be tricky to stay on top of the trends.
Whether your brand is new to Instagram or are having trouble promoting it online, it is good for marketers like you to know some very helpful Instagram statistics, giving you a good idea of what you should be doing on the platform.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative David Cicilline, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, said on Wednesday he would be “comfortable with unwinding” Facebook Inc’s acquisition of Instagram.
The antitrust subcommittee on Tuesday released a report on Big Tech’s abuses of market power but stopped short of naming specific companies or acquisitions that must be broken up.
Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, told Reuters in an interview that Facebook should not have been allowed to buy Instagram, a deal that the Federal Trade Commission approved in 2012.
“I would be comfortable with unwinding that. I think that’s the right answer,” he said.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It has said previously that Instagram was insignificant at the time it was purchased and that Facebook built it into the success it has become.
Any effort to unwind the deal would entail the government
Facebook’s update suggests the rules don’t take effect until late October.
Facebook said Tuesday it is escalating the campaign against QAnon, pledging to remove any Facebook pages, groups and Instagram accounts aligned with the conspiracy group.
Until now, Facebook only said it would take action against QAnon activity containing discussions about potential violence.
That action, which began in mid-August, came after sharp criticism that it had allowed the extremist conspiracy movement to spread largely unchecked on its platforms. In the month since taking that action, Facebook said it removed more than 1,500 QAnon-related pages and groups for discussions of potential violence and more than 6,500 pages and groups “tied to more than 300 Militarized Social Movements.”.
“But we believe these efforts need to be strengthened when addressing QAnon,” Facebook said in a post on its website.
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Instagram is bringing its Shopping feature to IGTV and Reels.
The move is part of Facebook’s push to make social commerce a more central part of its apps.
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Yesterday, Instagram rolled out Instagram Shopping for its long-form video platform IGTV, part of the company’s push to make social commerce more central to the app. Users will be able to add products featured in an IGTV video to their in-app shopping cart and then check out either on the company’s website or within Instagram.
Instagram is bringing its Shopping feature to IGTV and Reels.
With this rollout, Shopping is now available on almost all parts of the platform, including the main feed, Stories, and livestreams. The company plans to make Shopping available across the platform’s
Artful photos of sunsets and ice cream are being challenged by more activist content on Instagram as it turns 10 years old in a time of social justice protests, climate crisis, and the pandemic.
Founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the app had one billion users two years and has grown fast since then, after first capturing the public’s attention with its image filters, and easy photo editing and sharing tools.
But playful pictures, once a hallmark of Instagram, are increasingly seen as off-key when people are “losing jobs, being sick, isolated and depressed, then on top of that the BLM (Black Lives Matter) protests and everything going on with the US election,” reasoned Rebecca Davis.
In 2016 she created ‘Rallyandrise’, an account devoted to helping people engage politically.
“Not that there’s no time and place for pretty photos, but maybe people are trying to find a
Less than two years after photo-sharing mobile app Instagram launched a decade ago, its founders made the “gut-wrenching” decision to sell it to Facebook in a $1 billion deal.
Journalist Sarah Frier promises her book “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram” is a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at how Instagram became a social media sensation as a member of Facebook’s family of online services.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger wanted a quick way to share photos in an age when smartphones cameras had people capturing all kinds of moments in pictures.
The also wanted to add artistic touches, giving rise to “filters” that overlay effects to transform life moments into nostalgic memories.
Instagram’s founders also wanted to build a community, inviting just a select group of people to join at the start, such as artists or musicians with strong online followings.
Everyone was really just exploring and trying to provide