Facebook Starts Blocking Ads from Pages that Repeatedly Share False News

Satwik Shukla, Product Manager & Tessa Lyons, Product Manager of Facebook have posted a blog post highlighting new Facebook plans for dealing with pages which repeatedly share false news. We are in a society where fake or false news has become one of the phrases of 2017 and there is becoming more and more pressure on media companies to do something about it. The post reads: “Over the past year we have taken several steps to reduce false news and hoaxes on Facebook. Currently, we do not allow advertisers to…

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Coca-Cola Australia Show support for Equal Marriage

Coca-Cola Australia has come out in support of same-sex marriage ahead of Australia’s historic vote on equal marriage.  The company has started a number of initiative to showcase their support including launching hundreds of thousands of Coke cans with the famous Coca-Cola script changed to the word ‘love’ and with a rainbow heart in the ‘o’ of love. As well as creating the ‘Love’ cans, as they are known the drinks manufacxturer has also made a statement on their website stating: “Coca-Cola believes in the power of bringing people together.…

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Uber pledges $1.2m over 3 years to Girls Who Code

Over the past year or so Uber has struggled to address issues of sexism and gender parity, with reports of harassment and discrimination making the wrong kind of headlines for the business. It is with this in mind that Uber has annouunced a three year partnership with Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. As part of the partnership, Uber will give $1.2 million to Girls Who Code over the next three years, which will help grow hundreds of after school and…

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Football’s biggest stars help to promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility

Some of football’s biggest stars joined forces with grassroots players from around Europe in the advertisements for #EqualGame, UEFA’s new RESPECT social responsibility campaign, which positively promotes inclusion, diversity and accessibility in football. Ada Hegerberg, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo feature together in two new videos, with an extended version premiering on Monday 11 September and an abbreviated TV spot making its first appearance on 12 September for Matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League matches. The TV-spot will be broadcast throughout the 2017/18 European club football season…

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Pinterest launches “Right The Ratio” Equality Campaign

Pinterest has launched its new ‘Right the Ratio’ campaign, on the 23rd of August to honour Women’s Equality Day. The Campaign was created by Pinterest’s in-house creative team The Studio and in partnership with creative agency Grow. The Campaign is aimed at bringing attention to the gender and diversity gaps within the tech industry. Pinterest stated in a blog post: “Our mission at Pinterest is to help people discover and do what they love. And whether that’s finding a new hobby or getting ready to tackle the next career move,…

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