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Facebook says it will appeal a controversial court order that requires it to impose an Austrian law worldwide, which critics warn will pose new dangers to free speech on the Internet. The ruling – which stated that blocking content deems to contain “hate speech” rather than removing it entirely was not acceptable – means that Facebook would have to prevent users in places like New Zealand or the U.S. (which don’t have European-style hate speech laws) from seeing or sharing the post.
Read more about this developing story here.
The NFL has signed a multiyear deal with Twitter, that’s focused on “uniquely packaged official NFL video and other types of content to fans around the world daily, year-round.” Twitter missed out on signing an exclusive streaming deal with the sporting code, but this new deal will see a live half-hour show produced by the NFL Network that will air five days a week during football season, amongst other pieces of exclusive content.
Read what Twitter had to say about the deal here.
Instagram scheduling tool HopperHQ has crunched the numbers, and determined the best way to get the most engagement on Instagram. According to the survey of more than 1.2 million posts, the most-liked filter is Gingham (Clarendon came in second), and the best time to post on the weekend is 11am.
Read the rest of their findings here.
Jay Z and Live Nation are continuing their long-standing touring partnership with a new 10-year deal that will cover worldwide touring, with Live Nation as producer and promoter. While financial details were not revealed in the announcement, sources tell Billboard the deal is worth $200 million.
Read more about the deal here.
Online news destination Mashable has unveiled a new way for the platform to tell a story – Mashable Reels. The vertical videos “deliver daily, compact, substantial multimedia-infused packages, with deep narratives that rise above the whiplash-inducing pace of your normal news feeds.”
See what they look like in action here.
- Facebook to Appeal Global Hate Speech Order in Austria [via Fortune]
- How Facebook is pushing to become the “new Netflix” [via Smart Company]
- Confessions of a verification firm data scientist: It’s good when Facebook errs [via Digiday]
- Twitter signed a new live video deal with the NFL that doesn’t include games [via The Verge]
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants Donald Trump to keep tweeting [via Recode]
- How Twitter’s Feed Algorithm Works – As Explained by Twitter [via Social Media Today]
- These are the Post Times and Filters that Get the Most Likes on Instagram [via PetaPixel]
- How Instagram star Ellie Bullen built an empire [via News Limited]
- Jay Z, Live Nation Sign New 10-Year, $200 Million Touring Deal [via Billboard]
- What Music Piracy Really Looks Like In 2017 [via Digital Music News]
- Unlimited editions: how the music box set has managed to survive [via The Guardian]
- YouTube Plays Offense, Funds Study Showing It Cuts Piracy, Doesn’t Cannibalize Paid Services [via Hypebot]
- Saint Motel Is Turning ‘saintmotelevision’ Into a Virtual Reality Experience, Premieres Visual for ‘Destroyer’: Exclusive [via Billboard]
- British Fans Spend $218 Million Annually on Shows They Never Attend [via Digital Music News]
- Snapchat is testing a new way to make money — with Hello Kitty [via Mashable]
- LinkedIn’s Advertising Platform Takes a Huge Step Forward [via Social Media Today]
- How To Turn Around These Four Major Work Screw-Ups (Fast) [via Fast Company]
- Creativity is overrated [via TechCrunch]
- Introducing Mashable Reels: Visual storytelling at its finest [via Mashable]
- Apple is bringing iTunes to the Windows Store [via The Verge]
- Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel doesn’t think olds have the patience for new technology [via Quartz]
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