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Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused – TechCrunch

Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused – TechCrunch

Ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook today announced it’s tightening requirements for groups buying political ads on the social network. The company last year began requiring advertisers get authorized to run ads about social issues, elections, or politics, which involves advertisers providing identification to confirm who they are and where they’re located — including a U.S. […]

YouTube to reduce conspiracy theory recommendations in the UK – TechCrunch

YouTube to reduce conspiracy theory recommendations in the UK – TechCrunch

YouTube is expanding an experimental tweak to its recommendation engine that’s intended to reduce the amplification of conspiracy theories to the UK market. In January, the video-sharing platform said it was making changes in the US to limit the spread of conspiracy theory content, such as junk science and bogus claims about historical events — […]

How to use Amazon and advertising to build a D2C startup – TechCrunch

How to use Amazon and advertising to build a D2C startup – TechCrunch

Matt Altman & Tyler Elliston Contributor Matt Altman runs the Amazon practice area for VMG Ignite, an eCommerce consultancy that helps early to mid stage CPG companies achieve growth. Tyler Elliston is the founder of VMG Ignite. Clients include Sun Bum, Perfect Snacks, Aloha, Pill Club, Solid Gold, and many more. Entrepreneurship in consumer packaged […]

Facebook succeeds in blocking German FCO’s privacy-minded order against combining user data – TechCrunch

Facebook succeeds in blocking German FCO’s privacy-minded order against combining user data – TechCrunch

Facebook has succeeded in blocking a pioneering order by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office earlier this year that would have banned it from combining data on users across its own suite of social platforms — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp — without their consent. Pioneering because the antitrust regulator had liaised with EU privacy authorities during a […]

Facebook really doesn’t want you to read these emails – TechCrunch

Facebook really doesn’t want you to read these emails – TechCrunch

Oh hey y’all, it’s Friday! It’s August! Which means it’s a great day for Facebook to drop a little news it would prefer you don’t notice. News that you won’t find a link to on the homepage of Facebook’s Newsroom — which is replete with colorfully illustrated items it does want you to read (like […]

Twitter picks up team from narrative app Lightwell in its latest effort to improve conversations – TechCrunch

Twitter picks up team from narrative app Lightwell in its latest effort to improve conversations – TechCrunch

Twitter’s ongoing, long-term efforts to make conversations easier to follow and engage with on its platform is getting a boost with the company’s latest acquihire. The company has picked up the team behind Lightwell, a startup that had built a set of developer tools to build interactive, narrative apps, for an undisclosed sum. Lightwell’s founder and […]

Facebook unveils new tools to control how websites share your data for ad-targeting – TechCrunch

Facebook unveils new tools to control how websites share your data for ad-targeting – TechCrunch

Last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be creating a “Clear History” feature that deletes the data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook. Today, the company is actually launching feature in select geographies. It’s gotten a new name in the meantime: Off-Facebook Activity. David Baser, the director of product […]

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