Portland cartoonist in brief saw his art disappear
from Instagram for “promoting violence and dangerous
organizations” after right-wing trolls reported a political cartoon
that juxtaposed a mass
shooter motivated by white supremacy with a disguised antifascist throwing
After Rolling Stone 1st rumored on
the apparent censorship, Instagram restored the
post, saying it had
been taken down in error.
Cartoonist Matt Bors, who edits a magazine for
political cartoons known as The
Nib, told Rolling Stone he was frustrated
with the how media
organizations cover white
nationalist and white supremacist violence, and the way they cover relatively small actions by antifascists, or
“Antifa dumps a milkshake on some incel
chud and we hear concerning how fascism is taking
over the country from the left,” he said, “while multiple
terrorist attacks and pogroms impressed by
the president go mostly unperceived upon
by major media outlets.”
When are we going to begin calling these attacks* what they are?
The post came following weeks of calls to
designate antifa as a domestic terrorist
organization after some disguised protesters threw milkshakes
and punches at a June 29 rally
in Portland. (Right-wing anger
over the June 29 assault
of a conservative videographer has led to
an imminent confrontation
on the Portland waterfront August. 17, as far-right groups demand the criminalization of antifa.)
has become an endless shopping experience, nearly like a mall. It allows you to wander, browse,
even have some fun—but everything is
intended to make you pay more money without
Some of this transformation has been obvious,
a results of concrete
steps by the app, and some has
been a gradual, somewhat surreptitious, process.
The Information reported August. 22 that once Facebook started cracking
the whip on Instagram last year to push the app to bring in even more profit,
it ordered the photo-sharing app to double the quantity of ads on the platform.
Scrolling through my Instagram feed last week, I
found that for every 3 regular posts, one was an advert. On Stories, it varied, with
ads typically showing up between every two, three, or four Stories. As of this year, there also are currently ads within
the Explore tab, where users
discover posts from accounts they don’t follow.
Instagram is set up to be a
community. This suggests that
if somebody engages
with a post you publish or account, you’ll reciprocate that engagement and your
account can grow,
If only it
were that straightforward. Whereas having an Instagram account is free of
charge, this doesn’t mean that everything else is. Whereas Instagram doesn’t charge for any extra features, you’d be wrong in thinking that you simply can build
your page up just by corporal
punishment your own engagement.
Maybe all those years ago when Instagram was initially turning
into popular platform,
you could. Now, however, it takes more
than small amount of engagement to float to the highest.
Facebook explores a way to establish more independent oversight for the corporate, chief
executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is proposing a kind of court system where appeals will be elevated if people disagree on how controversial content is treated.
Facebook released a brand new research report on Thursday summarizing its
findings based on input
from over 2,000 people in 88 countries. In January, the corporate solicited public and expert feedback on a way to create a separate body that can impose binding decisions independent of
its executives’ opinions.
The company has come under attack for
its inconsistency in the means it handles content that’s
violent, viewed as offensive or
just patently false. The problem came up at Facebook’s
annual shareholder meeting
last month, as investors demanded to
understand how Zuckerberg, who has majority voting management over Facebook’s shares, determines what speech is
allowed on the site.
Ratajkowski and husband are apparently rent deadbeats and nightmare
neighbors, in line with their landlord.
Millionaire movie-maker Sebastian Bear-McClard
and model Emily Ratajkowski are apparently rent deadbeats and nightmare
neighbors, in line with their landlord Antoni Ghosh.
Emily Ratajkowski revealed her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard’s Instagram
skills are … lacking.
Ratajkowski spoke to people now this week. apart from sharing her No. 1 travel tip (spoiler:
drinking a lot of
water) and talking about the
couple’s new puppy, Columbo,
is making Instagram
and WhatsApp workers adopt
Facebook-themed email addresses because
the social network tries to
integrate its family of apps ever-more closely together.
In an interview
with Business insider at
the Cannes Lions festival in France this week, Facebook’s global chief marketing officer Antonio Lucio said the corporate is trying to further unify its services.
Facebook desires to make its ownership of the other apps much more clearly to users,
he said — and the email change is a component of efforts to strengthen the core corporate brand.
The social network plans to make employees of its non-core services — photo-sharing platform
Instagram, messaging app
WhatsApp, and virtual reality firm oculus — transition to a @fb.com
email addresses, ditching the service-specific email addresses they have traditionally used (@instagram.com, @whatsapp.com, or
For years, Facebook has been content to keep its numerous apps at arm’s
length, operating as independent team with significant autonomy ( and even
separate bathrooms). However more recently, the $535 billion
company is making an attempt to
exert more centralized management, sometimes provoking tensions and concerns among employees.
This move to scrap separate emails provides fresh insight into how Facebook is trying to
drive internal unity among its disparate teams, alongside its
efforts to make its public-facing
services more cohesive.