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DAILY DIGITAL EDIT – 19.02.2018

THe Daily Digital News Edit, bringing you the top 3 digital news stories of the day. 

Domino’s Dom Juan Helped U.K. Tinder Users Pick Up Valentine’s Dates  

British Domino’s got romantic this Valentine’s Day with a Tinder bot, fittingly named Dom Juan. Dom was there to help U.K. Tinder users get a “hot date” during the holiday of love, by feeding them the cheesiest pick-up lines, including pizza-related prose, “You’ve stolen a pizza my heart.”

Read more here.  

*This isn’t the first time that Domino’s has advertised on Tinder, which suggests they’ve experienced success with this format.*

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This Instagram Account Exposes Sexual Harassment In Advertising, One Post At A Time 

From media headlines, to anonymous submissions and empowering posts, Diet Madison Avenue is an account that touches upon pop culture and personal narrations, not in a shocking manner – after all, what is shocking anymore? – but with the support of an audience of 16K (and growing) people who want this charade to finally stop.

Read more here.  

* This is another example of social media bringing to light important societal issues that eat away our oblivious peace-of-mind, and which rattle underlying mental health issues.*

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Facebook will verify the location of U.S. election ad buyers by mailing them postcards  

The cards will be sent to people who want to purchase ads that mention candidates running for federal offices, but not issue-based political ads, and contain a code that buyers need to enter to verify that they are in the U.S.

Read more here.  

*This was conveniently announced shortly after Trump’s relationship with Russia was trending on Facebook .*

 

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