Patreon sells product curation site Kit to Geniuslink – gpgmail

[ad_1] Patreon, the platform for independent content creators to operate membership businesses for their core fans, announced it is selling the assets of Kit.com to localized affiliate link service Geniuslink. Founded in 2015, Kit is a social-shopping platform where influencers curate bundles of products (“kits”) they recommend. When their fans buy products they featured in […]

Hatebase catalogues the world’s hate speech in real time so you don’t have to – gpgmail

[ad_1] Policing hate speech is something nearly every online communication platform struggles with. Because to police it, you must detect it; and to detect it, you must understand it. Hatebase is a company that has made understanding hate speech its primary mission, and it provides that understanding as a service — an increasingly valuable one. […]

Facebook tightens policies around self-harm and suicide – gpgmail

[ad_1] Timed with World Suicide Prevention Day, Facebook is tightening its policies around some difficult topics including self-harm, suicide, and eating disorder content after consulting with a series of experts on these topics. It’s also hiring a new Safety Policy Manager to advise on these areas going forward. This person will be specifically tasked with […]

Spotify users can now share music and podcasts to Snapchat – gpgmail

[ad_1] Spotify users can now share their favorite music and podcasts with friends on Snapchat, the company announced this morning, with added support for sharing a song, playlist, artist profile, or podcast either directly to your friends on Snapchat or to your Snapchat Story. Snapchat is now one of several destinations that Spotify users can […]

Freeda raises another $16 million for its media brand for women – gpgmail

[ad_1] Italian startup Freeda Media has raised a $16 million Series B round. Existing investor Alven is leading the round, with Endeavor Catalyst, UniCredit and others also participating. UniCredit is also granting the company a debt facility of $3 million. The company has managed to attract millions of followers on Instagram, Facebook and other social […]

NY attorney general will lead antitrust investigation into Facebook – gpgmail

[ad_1] New York Attorney General Letitia James announced this morning that she’s leading an investigation into Facebook over antitrust issues — in other words, whether Facebook used its social media dominance to engage in anti-competitive behavior. In a statement, James said: Even the largest social media platform in the world must follow the law and […]

Facebook Dating comes to the US – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook Dating launches in the US, adds Instagram integration The integration means users will be able to add their Instagram […]

Facebook’s lead EU regulator is asking questions about its latest security fail – gpgmail

[ad_1] Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has confirmed it’s put questions to the company about a major security breach that we reported on yesterday. “The DPC became aware of this issue through the recent media coverage and we immediately made contact with Facebook and we have asked them a series of questions. We […]

Facebook is making its own deepfakes and offering prizes for detecting them – gpgmail

[ad_1] Image and video manipulation powered by deep learning, or so-called “deepfakes,” represent a strange and horrifying facet of a promising new field. If we’re going to crack down on these creepy creations, we’ll need to fight fire with fire; Facebook, Microsoft, and many others are banding together to help make machine learning capable of […]

Facebook Dating launches in the U.S., adds Instagram integration – gpgmail

[ad_1] Are Americans ready to trust Facebook with their dating life? Barely more than a month has passed since the U.S. Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a record $5 billion over its privacy lapses, and imposed a modified corporate structure to hold the company more accountable for its decisions over user privacy. In the wake […]