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    • TikTok launches vanishing video

      TikTok launches vanishing video

      The social network TikTok announced it tests for launching Snapchat style vanishing clips. The new feature including the disappearing clip contents which is available on Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, BBC elaborated.

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    • TikTok pushes ByteDance revenue to $34.3bn

      TikTok pushes ByteDance revenue to $34.3bn

      ByteDance, the company behind the popular video app TikTok posted robust growth in sales, BBC reported. An internal memo released to staff showed that the firm's revenue rocketed by 111% to $34.3bn for 2020. TikTok has been probed in China, US and EU over allegations linked to privacy violations. Still ByteDance posted annual gross profit increase by 93% to $19bn. The memo also showed that ByteDance had around 1.9bn monthly active users across all of its platforms as of December last year.

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    • Social media influencers get offer to spread false news on vaccine

      Social media influencers get offer to spread false news on vaccine

      Social media influencers in France with hundreds of thousands of followers say a mysterious advertising agency offered to pay them if they agreed to smear Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine with negative fake stories. The smear effort drew a withering response from French Health Minister Olivier Veran. “It’s pathetic, it’s dangerous, it’s irresponsible and it doesn’t work,” he said.

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    • Ireland probes Facebook over privacy concerns

      Ireland probes Facebook over privacy concerns

      Ireland announced it had launched another investigation against the social network Facebook over concerns linked to violation of European privacy rules, Reuters reported. The probe is linked to privacy data of more than 500,000 users which was reportedly dumped online. The information included details of personal information about personal wealth as well as passwords.

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    • Instagram launches Live Rooms globally

      Instagram launches Live Rooms globally

      As of today, social-media platform Instagram comes up with live streaming expansion featuring Live Rooms, which could allow up to four participants to use the live stream at the same time. Released globally, the feature works like Instagram Live, but this could be much more useful when it comes to collaborations like group works, conferences, and meetings at work and at home, as TechTimes notes.

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    • Twitter enjoys pandemic driven robust growth

      Twitter enjoys pandemic driven robust growth

      The social network platform has seen the end of an “extraordinary 2020 year” with profits rocketed to record highs, driven by pandemic related lockdowns which increased demand for social media products, BBC reported. The social messaging platform said revenue grew 28% to $1.29bn. "We're a platform that is obviously much larger than any one topic or any one account," boss Jack Dorsey said quoted by BBC.

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