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  • [New] As China moves to incorporate social media further into its military operations, it will increasingly engage in some level of shaping operations during what Western observers would consider the preconflict stage. / Rand Corporation
  • [New] A dislike button will head off more volatile expressions of disagreement on social media platforms, giving people a simple, frictionless way to give negative feedback. / Techpoint Africa
  • [New] Farms not only pose a risk to farmers and workers - Agrifutures and AgHealth Australia's Non-intentional Farm Related Incidents in Australia found there were 58 on-farm deaths across Australia reported in the media last year, including 14 in Victoria. / The Weekly Times
  • [New] Social media and commercial platforms like Google are classifying and individualising content to a point which could have a direct impact on an individual's life. / EdTechReview
  • [New] False claims on social media have resulted in fear and anxiety among some people, leading to vaccine hesitancy and lax social distancing efforts. / CNN
  • [New] The total U.S. digital ad spend on social media influencer content will grow to $6 billion in November 2021 and December, representing 20% of all digital ad spend. / The 360 Blog from Salesforce
  • [New] While direct links between the Japanese government and Twitter Japan may be difficult to prove, the social media platforms perceived bias against government critics could be a result of a lack of Japanese-language capacity. / Global Voices
  • [New] Jointly invested by eCargo Holdings Limited, PJF Wines will be mainly focusing on Mainland China market, and through social media to promote consigned high-quality wines to customers and provide one-stop logistics solutions. / Yahoo Finance
  • [New] In Asia Pacific's key markets, the travel and transport sectors will still be affected by the uncertainty of the past year and see a muted increase in demand, while media and entertainment is forecasted to see a growth of 9.7%. / Marketing interactive
  • [New] Several media outlets in the UK have simultaneously released a story alleging that unvaccinated people are risking their own health and will become potential factories of coronavirus variants. / Rights and Freedoms
  • [New] Social media platforms can be used to threaten, intimidate, bully and harass people or used to promote racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, misogynist and homophobic views that target communities, put people's safety at risk and undermine Canada's social cohesion or democracy. / The Post Millennial
  • [New] Creators are capitalizing on the fame and fortune they have earned on social media and are translating it into new media brands, the modern IPs which could become the next Nike or LEGO. / New Digital Age
  • [New] South African consumers are expected to spend 9.8% more on digital media and entertainment in 2021 alongside an increase in stay-at-home activity. / PwC
  • [New] Political organizations will engage fact-checkers to put pressure on SMS carriers to censor social media and text messages regarding vaccines. / The Sociable
  • [New] Growth of 7.7% is expected in 2022, the third quickest rate that year, which will take total adspend to $74.6bn and within touching distance of overtaking media & publishing as the second largest category. / Netimperative
  • Wrapping security around social media, chat, conferencing and collaboration tools is an enormous market opportunity that will grow substantially over the next 5 years, adds Morgan. / Cybercrime Magazine
  • Local media companies operated 2,500 digital agencies across the U.S. last year and it expects that number to peak at about 2,600 in 2021. /
  • In Europe especially, social media is coming under more stringent government regulation in the name of protecting privacy, which might limit their state-like powers of surveillance and social control. / NOEMA
  • The UK's new Online Safety Bill does represent an opportunity to finally get ahead of the game, to become masters of the regulatory landscape in which social media platforms operate. / The Times

Last updated: 26 July 2021