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Facebook Werbeboykott

Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off – Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks vanished from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site. – U.S. civil rights groups have enlisted the multinationals to help pressure the social media giant into taking concrete steps to block hate speech in the wake of the death of George Floyd and amid a national reckoning over racism.“


„Hundreds of brands are pulling ads from Facebook. Its largest advertisers aren’t among them. … A CNN Business analysis of Facebook’s top advertisers, based on data from market research firm Pathmatics, reveals that most of the 100 biggest ad spenders on the platform have not joined the boycott. The list of companies that have yet to pause advertising on Facebook includes Walmart (WMT), American Express (AXP) and Home Depot (HD). – Of the 25 largest spenders on Facebook ads last year, only three companies – Microsoft (MSFT), Starbucks (SBUX) and Pfizer (PFE) – have publicly confirmed their plans to pause marketing on Facebook.“


„Zuckerberg Tells Facebook Staff He Expects Advertisers to Return ‚Soon Enough‘ – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees he was reluctant to bow to the threats of a growing ad boycott, saying in private remarks that ‚my guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough.‘ – Zuckerberg gave his thoughts on the boycott, which now includes large brands like Starbucks and Coca-Cola, during a video town hall meeting last Friday, according to employees who attended.“

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Apple Stores in den USA schließen

Apple to reclose 30 more retail stores as coronavirus cases spike – Apple has already reclosed 47 stores in recent weeks in the United States as Covid-19 cases rapidly rise in several regions around the country. – The closings announced on Wednesday include the last two remaining stores open in Florida, as well as a number of stores around the Los Angeles area.“


Twitch: 83,1% Plus zum Vorjahr

Twitch breaks records again in Q2, topping 5B total hours watched – Twitch had already broken viewership records in the first quarter of 2020 amid coronavirus lockdowns, surpassing 3 billion total hours watched in a single quarter for the first time. In the second quarter, it appears that Twitch has broken that record and several others once again. – According to a new report from Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet, Twitch saw a massive 62.7% increase in hours watched from Q1 2020 reach 5 billion hours watched in the second quarter. – This figure was also up by 83.1% year-over-year and helps to cement Twitch’s place as the leader among gamestreaming services, with a 67.6% market share.“


Urheberrecht: Twitter vs Trump

„Scoop: Twitter removes photo from Trump tweet after NYT copyright complaint – Twitter has removed a picture from a tweet by President Trump on Tuesday after it received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint from the New York Times, which owns the rights to the photo. – This is the second time in two weeks that Twitter has had to take down content from Trump’s account due to a copyright violation. – Twitter and Facebook both removed a manipulated video tweeted by the president’s account two weeks ago after the parents of the toddler subjects featured in the video lodged a copyright claim.“


Erdoğan vs Soziale Netzwerke

„Präsident Erdoğan kündigt strenge Regulierung sozialer Medien an – Der türkische Präsident kritisiert soziale Medien wie YouTube und Twitter – die Plattformen würden unliebsame und beleidigende Inhalte nicht schnell genug entfernen. Jetzt droht er finanzielle Sanktionen an. … ‚Diese Kanäle, in denen es von Lügen, Beleidigungen, Angriffen auf das Persönlichkeitsrecht und Rufmorden wimmelt, müssen reguliert werden‘, sagte Erdoğan am Mittwoch in einer Videokonferenz mit Vertretern seiner islamisch-konservativen Regierungspartei.“