This week saw major platforms make statements about their fight against objectionable content. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki explained in an interview the platform’s ongoing focus to speed up the removal of violating content, while Facebook has banned UK far right groups and leaders who are spreading hate.
- Facebook has confirmed that it is working on an artificial intelligence-based digital voice assistant akin to Alexa and Google Assistant.
- Amazon looks set to take on Spotify with a free music streaming service.
- Is Instagram about to hide the ‘Like’ counter?
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- 75% of social media users feel that ads are taking over their feeds, a new study finds.
- Netflix reported +16% YoY growth in Q1, pushing it towards the 150m subscribers mark.
- YouTube viewability averages 95% across key EMEA markets, new data suggests.
- Donald Glover gave away his unreleased Adidas trainers to Coachella attendees via AirDrop.
- Snapchat launched a filter on Earth Day that visualised the effects of climate change.
- Anti-malaria charity uses ‘deepfake’ voice tech to make David Beckham multilingual.
- A coalition of giant brands is creating a new zero-waste shopping platform.
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