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Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog – TechCrunch

Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog – TechCrunch A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news — only to be repeatedly rebuffed — has made a public call …

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Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games – TechCrunch

Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games – TechCrunch HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. It eventually ditched HTML5, rebuilt the apps natively, and Facebook …

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Why IGTV should go premium – TechCrunch

Why IGTV should go premium – TechCrunch It’s been four months since Facebook launched IGTV, with the goal of creating a destination for longer-form Instagram videos. Is it shaping up to be a high-profile flop, or could this be the company’s next multi-billion dollar business? IGTV, which features videos up …

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Facebook News Feed now downranks sites with stolen content – TechCrunch

Facebook News Feed now downranks sites with stolen content – TechCrunch Facebook is demoting trashy news publishers and other websites that illicitly scrape and republish content from other sources with little or no modification. Today it exclusively told TechCrunch that it will show links less prominently in the News Feed …

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No, your Twitter was not hacked – TechCrunch

No, your Twitter was not hacked – TechCrunch Twitter users on iOS were hit with a strange bug today. Instead of receiving notifications that included the tweet itself, they received a string of alphanumeric characters. The issue only affected iOS users, we confirmed with the company, and has since been …

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Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads – TechCrunch

Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads – TechCrunch Facebook has announced it rolled out a system of checks on political ads run on its platform in the UK which requires advertisers to verify their identity and location to try to make it harder for foreign actors to meddle …

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