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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation – TechCrunch

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing limits on how many groups a message can be...

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Virtual Instagram celebrity “Lil Miquela” has had her account hacked – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Instagram account for the virtual celebrity known as Lil Miquela has been hacked. The multi-racial fashionista and advocate for multiculturalism, whose account is followed by nearly 1 million people, has had “her” account taken over by another animated Instagram account holder named “Bermuda“. Welcome...

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YouTube is pulling Tide Pod Challenge videos

[ad_1] People doing stupid stuff on the Internet is hardly news. To wit: The Tide Pod Challenge, in which YouTubers have been filming themselves eating — or, we really hope, pretending to eat — laundry detergent pods. Why? Uh, because they’re brightly colored?? We guess??????? Obviously this...

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Facebook is doubling down on comments, but comment culture on the internet is already dead

[ad_1] To push things forward, Facebook is going backward. Facebook announced Thursday night that it will be revamping its News Feed, all in an effort to get users seeing more "meaningful" content from friends and family and spur engagement. What does Facebook count as engagement around meaningful...

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Business messaging service Eko picks up $2M to fuel push into Japan, US and UK

[ad_1] Eko Communications, a U.S.-Thailand company that operates a messaging app targeted at businesses, has closed a strategic investment of $2 million to grow in Japan and expand into Europe and the U.S.. The funding was led by Japanese corporate Itochu, which provided $1 million and...

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