Tuesday, July 27

Social Media

Culture, Influencer, Influencer Content, International, Social Media, social media content, Social Media Influencers, TikTok, tiktok influencer, Weekend BI UK

Chinese TikTok star Xiao Qiumei dies after falling 160 feet from a crane while recording a livestream video

Xiao Qiumei, an influencer who was popular on the Chinese version of TikTok, died after a fall. The Sun reported that the 23-year-old was filming herself in a crane cabin when she fell. Xiao was known for regularly sharing videos of her job as a crane operator on social media. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Facebook, Misinformation, Science, Social Media, tech companies, Tech Insider

How JFK’s nephew became one of Facebook’s most prolific anti-vax misinformation spreaders

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the "disinformation dozen" spreading vaccine misinformation online. He cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaxxer long before the pandemic. Here's how the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy became an online anti-vax influencer. LoadingSomething is loading. A recent report found that most COVID-19 disinfo...
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Tesla’s solar division asks employees to scour social media for complaints about both the company and Elon Musk, trying to get customers to delete their posts, former employees say

Tesla Energy has a dedicated team to hunt for complaints on social media, two former employees said. In addition to resolving issues, the team tries to get customers to delete their posts, they said. One former employee said nine people hunted for complaints directed specifically at Elon Musk. LoadingSomething is loading. Tesla's solar-power un...
Algorithm, Artificial Intelligence, Elon Musk, Hackers, Misinformation, OpenAI, Social Media, Tech News, weekend BI US

A man used AI to bring back his deceased fiancé. But the creators of the tech warn it could be dangerous and used to spread misinformation.

A man used artificial intelligence (AI) to create a chatbot that mimicked his late fiancé. The groundbreaking AI technology was designed by Elon Musk's research group OpenAI. OpenAI has long warned that the technology could be used for mass information campaigns. LoadingSomething is loading. After Joshua Barbeau's fiancé passed away, he spok...
content moderation, content moderators, Facebook, Social Media, Tech Insider

Facebook moderators, tasked with watching horrific content, are demanding an end to NDAs that promote a’culture of fear and excessive secrecy’

Facebook content moderators are calling for an end to NDAs, which prohibit them from talking about work. Moderators are contractors tasked with sifting through violent content, like suicide and child abuse. The moderators are also asking for better mental health support and full-time employee pay. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Instagram, Instagram Live, Social Media, Social Media (Reference), Tech How To, Tech Insider, Tech Reference

How to go live on Instagram and broadcast video in real time to your followers

You can go live on Instagram by scrolling to the "Live" tab on the "New Post" page. When you're live, all your followers will be notified and can view your live video in real time. You can also go live together with a friend, or request to join a friend's live video. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
snapchat, Social Media, Social Media (Reference), Tech How To, Tech Insider, Tech Reference

How to delete Snapchat messages before the recipient reads your message

You can delete a Snapchat message as long as the recipient has not yet viewed the message. Even if you delete your Snapchat message in time, both recipients will see a note in the chat that a message has been deleted. You can also clear entire conversations in your chat history, though this is after the recipient has already seen the message. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Clubhouse no longer requires an invite, ditching the exclusive’club’ identity it was founded on

Clubhouse no longer requires an invite. New users will be gradually added to the app from the waitlist, which served as a technical fix for the app's beta. The opening follows a slide in user downloads and an android rollout earlier this year. LoadingSomething is loading. Clubhouse is opening up membership to new users without needing an invite...
Social Media, Software & Apps (Reference), Tech How To, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Video apps, YouTube, YouTube app, Youtube Shorts

How to make YouTube Shorts: A beginner’s guide to YouTube’s TikTok competitor

You can make YouTube Shorts by accessing the YouTube app on your phone and using the feature to record brief videos. YouTube Shorts is a new feature in beta testing that allows you to record video shorts up to 60 seconds in length. You can record in 15-second intervals with several tools to edit your videos. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
coronavirus, Facebook, Health, Healthcare, Misinformation, Politics, Social Media, Tech Insider, Vaccinations, Vivek Murthy, weekend BI US

Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to’take responsibility’ for COVID-19 misinformation

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. LoadingSomething is loading. ...