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Report: Apple removes QAnon Trump conspiracy news app from its App Store

(Credit: Apple, Inc.)<p>NBC News reported exclusively today that the Apple App Store has taken down QDrops, an app that sends news alerts related to QAnon, a person or group of people who claim to be documenting a secret cold war between the Trump administration and an alleged shadow government …

Apps

SmartNews app reaches 10 million monthly users as it counters fake news

SmartNews said it has reached more than 10 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan for its news discovery experience that is curated by machine language and trusted journalism sources.<p>The news app curates news from more than 3,000 trusted sources, and it has seen 200 percent growth …

Business

Follower counts are getting smaller for a lot users as Twitter starts excluding locked accounts

(Credit: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock)<p>From its very early days, Twitter has permitted novelty accounts that pretended to be Steve Jobs, Luke Skywalker, and other scions of geekdom. But lately, fake accounts inhabited by bots have been used for a very different reason than benign entertainment: We now …

Social Media

How The New York Times’ Mark Thompson became the latest thorn in Facebook’s side

Facebook has been taking fire from all sides lately, but few have been more outspoken and consistent of late than Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York …

Media Industry

Twitter swung the ban hammer 70 million times in the last two months

Twitter and bots are like flies and horse manure, and anyone who has spent more than one month on President Trump’s favorite social media platform …

Social Media

Digital Marketing News: Google’s Marketing Platform Partners, LinkedIn’s Translations, & Facebook’s Instant Articles Subscription Results

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Marketing

Facebook and Apple disagree on how to curb fake news for midterms

Apple and Facebook have figured out how to keep us glued to their devices and platforms. But they haven't figured out how to curb the misinformation …

Social Media

Facebook and Apple Disagree on How to Curb Fake News for U.S. Midterms

Apple and Facebook have figured out how to keep us glued to their devices and platforms. But they haven’t figured out how to curb the misinformation …

Social Media

Facebook, Apple disagree on how to curb fake news for US midterm elections

Photo: Bloomberg<p><b>New York:</b> Apple and Facebook have figured out how to keep us glued to their devices and platforms. But they haven’t figured out how …

Business (India)

Facebook: Early tests show Instant Article subscription push working

Facebook says that early tests for its news subscription product have been successful: People who saw Instant articles from publishers in its test …

Business

Facebook Expands Instant Articles Subscriptions, Though Publishers Remain Wary

While Facebook has had a rocky relationship with publishers – which was further exacerbated by the platform’s major News Feed re-focus announced …

Facebook

Find out what Nerdvana Media services can do for you

Need some help with your digital product?Content by Jayson Peters originally published on Nerdvana

Social Media

Facebook shares result of news subscription test

Facebook is working hard to be more involved in your news consumption.<p>On Wednesday, the company shared new details on a test it launched in October that explores the sale of subscriptions through Instant Articles.<p>Instant Articles is a feature that makes reading stories on the platform faster and …

Facebook

Facebook Tests Tools to Help Publishers Sell Subscriptions

Facebook Inc. said it is testing new features for its Instant Articles product, including more support for selling subscriptions, as the company tries to win over skeptical publishers.<p>Instant Articles allows publishers to host content directly on Facebook instead of posting links that direct users …

Digital Advertising

Facebook claims subscription test results are ‘promising’ so far, though still small

Eight months after Facebook started testing subscription sales within news publishers’ Instant Articles pages, it said those tests with a dozen …

AdTech

Source: Fox News host Sean Hannity has been lobbying Trump to hire Bill Shine as White House communications director for several months (Kaitlan Collins/CNN)

Kaitlan Collins / CNN: <b><br>Source: Fox News host Sean Hannity has been lobbying Trump to hire Bill Shine as White House communications director for</b> …

Sean Hannity

Facebook Updates Its Test of Subscriptions in Instant Articles

Facebook began testing subscriptions in Instant Articles with 10 publisher partners last October, and Wednesday, the social network provided an …

Digital Marketing

When asked for comment on stories, Milo Yiannopoulos told reporters he can't wait for "vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight" (Davis Richardson/The New York Observer)

Davis Richardson / The New York Observer: <b><br>When asked for comment on stories, Milo Yiannopoulos told reporters he can't wait for “vigilante squads to</b> …

Gabrielle Union

Apple News app fights fake news with humans, launches new section on 2018 midterm elections

(Credit: Apple Inc.)<p>Apple announced Monday night that it's launching a midterm elections section in its Apple News app, with particular attention to accuracy in the media. The company contends that Facebook and Google rely mainly on algorithms to filter out the fake news, while Apple will have …

Fake News

Apple assigns 'human editors' to tackle fake news

Who could be better at judging fake news from the authentic one than humans themselves? Apple has decided to take the charge on itself to present …

India News

Apple News Will Cover Midterm Elections with 'Fact-Based Stories'

Apple is getting into the midterm elections. But only with the facts.<p>The tech giant on Monday announced that it’s launching a new section for its …

Fake News

How Apple and Other Tech Giants Are Tackling Fake News in the 2018 Midterms

All in the hopes of cleaning out your newsfeed.<p>The 2016 US Presidential Elections shined a bright light on the misinformation spread across the …

iPhone

Apple will have a special news section for the midterm elections, curated by human editors

Apple is creating a special news section around the 2018 midterm elections, with stories curated by human editors as well as exclusive content, the …

Fake News

Apple News, 'Politico' Join For Exclusive 2018 Campaign Coverage

As the 2018 midterm elections approach, <i>Politico</i> and Apple announced they will join forces to produce exclusive content across the …

Advertising Industry

Elite Truong named Deputy Editor for Strategic Initiatives

We’re happy to announce that Elite Truong is joining The Post as deputy editor for strategic initiatives.<p>In this new role, Elite will bring her trademark energy, enthusiasm and multidisciplinary experience — as both a product manager and a journalist — to help The Post develop ways to effectively …

Women Leaders

People Are Finding Articles Through Google More Than Facebook

Google took the lead over Facebook last year in referrals to media sites, according to a recent report from Parse.ly. A new analysis [download page] …

Social Media

Microsoft relaunches its news app to take on Google and Apple's offerings

Remember MSN.com? It’s still around – and Microsoft is trying to bring it back by relaunching its mobile apps with a new moniker.<p>Available for Android and iOS, Microsoft News brings you stories from the company’s MSN News effort, that’s been online for several years – with a modern interface that …

Tech Trends

Microsoft fights Apple News with its latest iOS app

Apple and now Google offer their very own News apps for iOS, but if you don’t like either, there’s now another option: Microsoft News.<p>Available today as a rebranded MSN app, the service provides users with curated news from more than 1,000 “premium publishers” and over 3,000 brands in major global …

Apps

Platforms, publishers, and the uneasy alliance at the heart of journalism

<b>At the Tow Center for Digital Journalism,</b> in 2014 we predicted that the most important relationship for publishers over the next three or four years …

Columbia Journalism School

How Long Will It Take to Read This Instant Article on Facebook?

TL;DR? Facebook will now tell people if that’s the case, at least when it comes to Instant Articles.<p>The social network is now displaying read time, …

Digital Marketing