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Facebook’s failed attempt to address child grooming on the platform – 05.03.2018

 Facebook slammed for asking users ‘if it should allow child grooming’

 Facebook has been criticised over a “stupid and irresponsible” survey in which it asked whether child grooming should be allowed on its site. The social network asked several thousand users what the rules should be in the case of a “private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for pictures”. The multiple-choice answers for the hypothetical scenario included allowing or stopping the content but did not include contacting the police.

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* Facebook and sites have come under pressure to do more about criminals who use social media as a space for grooming vulnerable children. It seems that this a case of a well-intended measure aimed at tackling this, which has been poorly executed.*

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 Call Me By Your Names captured pre-Oscars buzz on Twitter

 Twitter shared some pre-Oscars data, along with revealing that a special hashtag-triggered emoji can be unlocked by including #Oscars or #Oscars90 in tweets. The most-tweeted-about best picture nominee leading up to the 90th Academy Awards Sunday night was Call Me by Your Name, while Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) was the most-tweeted-about nominee.

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 *Fun and novelty way in which Twitter is able to display social listening findings in an easily-digestible, visual way. *

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 Allbirds celebrates its birthday with a limited-edition shoe collection available only on Instagram

 Shoe brand Allbirds celebrated its second birthday by releasing a limited-edition shoe collection. The catch? You can only buy it on Instagram. Customers in the US, New Zealand and Australia can either purchase the shoes via swiping up on Allbirds Instagram story or tapping the link in the company’s Instagram bio. 

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 * The product drop is reminiscent of Snapchat teaming up with Jordan Brand, Shopify, Darkstore and R/GA to release the new Air Jordans on Snapchat. It seems that brands teaming up with social media platforms to offer their users exclusive collections is an emerging trend.*

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