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In November 2002, when SARS, a respiratory virus broke out in southern China, 774 people died and 8,098 were infected. Nearly 17 years later in December 2019, the Novel Coronavirus was first identified in the Wuhan province, a similar respiratory illness to SARS.  At the time of publishing there are

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Nearly half of internet users globally now turn on ad blockers and social media continues to attract new users despite an increase in privacy concerns. A clear majority of internet users say they are concerned about how their personal information is being manipulated by companies and the threat of fake

Facebook executives believe three privacy and advertising industry “headwinds” will increasingly dampen its advertising revenue this year, with the biggest impact yet to be felt.  Data privacy regulations, product changes from fellow tech giants, and new transparency tools from Facebook itself will eat into its advertising revenue, according to Facebook

Thirty-seven per cent of people on earth use one of Facebook’s “family” of apps each month, according to data in the company’s latest financial results, which today revealed soaring revenue and hundreds of millions of new users. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies In

Facebook has suffered a blow against its data collection practices in Europe, with a German court ruling some of the social media giant’s user terms violate consumer data protection law. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies Facebook says it has addressed the practices in

Facebook has updated its policy on political ads, adding transparency features and the ability to see fewer political ads, but still refuses to fact check them or remove ones with false claims. The social media giant will also continue to allow unlimited targeting of specific groups as its policies become

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The wild west of social media is coming to an end. A report looking ahead at digital trends in 2020 warns marketers that new rules and laws are being implemented by authorities, creators and users on social media platforms.  Social creative agency We Are Social’s report Think Forward argues that both

Facebook has banned “deep fake” videos, the AI and machine learning manipulated videos which distort reality, often to show real people saying or doing things they have not actually said or done. Download Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies In a company blog post the

The Australian government will review Australia’s Privacy Act, give more power to the ACCC to police digital platforms and order an inquiry into the supply of ad tech services and online advertising by agencies. Following a 12-week consultation period, the federal government today issued its response to the ACCC’s digital

Ahead of the 2020 US Presidential election and just weeks away from the UK General Election, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has dug in on his decision to allow the spread of false information on the social media platform. Facebook allows paid advertisements with false claims provided they come