Facebook Libra Project Losing Its Grandeur?

MasterCard, Visa, eBay, Mercado Pago, and Stripe have pulled out of the Libra Association. The news comes barely a week after PayPal announced that it would forgo participation. The Libra panel was initially made up of 28 companies, each set to control a network node.

Increased regulatory scrutiny has dogged the Libra project since its inception and so the future of the project seems bleak at the moment. U.S. regulators, in particular, fear that Facebook will become too powerful if allowed to handle user funds across the world. There is also trepidation among major economies such as India which are looking to ban cryptocurrencies altogether. At the heart of Libra woes lie major data privacy concerns.

EU Court Rules Facebook Must Remove “Offensive” Content Worldwide

The European Union’s highest court has ordered Facebook to remove offensive remarks. The EU court has tightened its rules for internet service providers, including Facebook. According to EU regulations, social media groups are not responsible for what users publish unless they are aware that the content of the post is illegal. The same rules say that social media groups as a whole have no responsibility for monitoring the content of stored information and are not required to search for it.

Report: China Used Twitter, Facebook to Sow Disinformation on Hong Kong Protests

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute released a new report on Tuesday, based on Twitter’s data released last month, about China’s intention to influence Hong Kong’s anti-extradition (or “reverse delivery”) campaign. Among the findings, the Chinese government has spent the past two years intending to spread fake news targeting specific people across several social media platforms.

Donald Trump Threatens to Impose Tariffs on French Exports

US President Donald Trump accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron over the digital service tax, hinting that he would impose a tax on French wine in the United States in return. Trump expressed displeasure from his Twitter account Friday over French plans to tax multinational technology companies such as Google. The French authorities have justified this tax because such companies pay little or no taxes at all in the countries where they operate.

Big Trouble for Big Tech as DOJ announces Antitrust Review

After a good deal of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday it was opening a broad and sweeping antitrust review of some of Big Tech’s biggest firms.  While the department didn’t mention any names, the Wall Street Journal reported it was acting on “new Washington threats” from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.  It is the boldest action yet against the Silicon Valley giants, and comes off the heels of a rocky week on Capitol Hill.  The announcement is sure to attract praise from the likes of both Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)— for different reasons.

Recent Changes in Facebook and How it Affects Content Creators

What does it mean for content creators after the recent changes in Facebook Algorithms and the platforms itself? Considering the diverse changes Facebook is developing to the platform and the algorithm supporting organic content and Facebook Ads, the company continues to maintain dominacne to guarantee that your business can maximize its marketing campaigns.

France Approves Digital Tax on Google and Facebook

France’s parliament approved legislation to impose a three-percent tax on Internet and technology companies like Google and Facebook to re-establishing financial justice, says Justice Minister Bruno Le Mayer. The 3% tax will be levied on the sales of multinational companies in France. The French Senate passed a new tax on Thursday, one week after the National Assembly approved it.

Want More Reach? How to Increase Your Revenue Using Facebook Marketing

Understanding Facebook reach is important because if you are posting a lot in Facebook but you don’t have a very solid reach, nobody is noticing your content. So if you invest a lot of time and effort to make a post, you want your target audience to see it. Let’s discuss how you can properly execute that.

Amplify your user engagement with your posts. Facebook algorithm looks at this when they identify where to show your post in different people’s feeds is engagement.

Libra Cryptocurrency Could Be the Ultimate Winner – Bitcoin and Ethereum Have Deffects

Blockchain backed by Facebook and other big companies wants to be more reliable and mainstream than established cryptocurrencies. From technical points to governance, here is what Libra cryptocurrency proposes:

Libra cryptocurrency marks a milestone in the history of cryptocurrency: never before has such a currency been designed and supported, not by one, but by 28 companies, many of which are world-renowned. In a world fraught with frauds, bugs, and cyber fraud, some could see Libra as the first final “frequentable” cryptocurrency. It is true that it is built around stability as a mantra, even if it means sacrificing this decentralization that made the eyes of blockchain activists shine.

The Best Platforms for Digital Marketing with Heavy Traffic

The internet has so many platforms that can sometimes lead you to into confusion on what to use. Of course there are some advantages and disadvantages in each platform so we are going to talk about you as an entrepreneur on how to utilize the best platform in the internet.

If you are starting your business and you are planning to get into Digital Marketing, you may ask yourself, is it much easier than it was 10 to 15 years ago? and why do you ask this? because as an entrepreneur, you are your own media company. Doesn’t matter what business you are in, you need to think like a media in this generation.

Is Facebook Too Powerful?

It was another wild week for Facebook. Dueling editorials in The New York Times debated the social network’s very existence. The right is still in an uproar over Facebook’s censorship of conservative viewpoints, users and scientific issues. Meanwhile, on the left, the website— or is it a utility?— has become a campaign issue on its own. Differing Democrats have begun to split on whether stringent regulation of the tech giant will be sufficient, or whether Facebook has become too big to allow to survive.

On Thursday, Chris Hughes tore in to his co-creation, and co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in The Times. “Mark alone can decide how to configure Facebook’s algorithms to determine what people see in their News Feeds, what privacy settings they can use and even which messages get delivered,” he said. This, Hughes argues, gives Zuckerberg “unilateral control over speech.

It’s Complicated: Facebook’s Relationship With Civil Society

Facebook made headlines Thursday, banning several media personalities from their social media platforms, calling them “dangerous.”  That is, multiple media outlets reported the bans before they actually took place.  Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Nehlen, Louis Farrakhan, Paul Joseph Watson, and Infowars creator Alex Jones still had control of their Facebook and Instagram accounts several hours after their bans were reported by the press.

Infowars’ status as a proscribed entity seems particularly unique.  In a move usually reserved for terrorist organizations, all official and unofficial pages and content has been removed.  Infowars content posted by ordinary users will be removed.  Repeat violators of this policy will themselves be banned.

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Netflix Earnings are Tuesday; Is it Time to Short or Go Long?

Companies with stocks list in this report are Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB)

Midterm Test: Will Twitter, Facebook & Google Honor Shareholders or Weaponize?

Stocks of Facebook (FB) Google Alphabet (GOOGL) and Twitter (TWTR) are mentioned.