Facebook adds charity donate button in Europe

Facebook is launching its charity fundraising tools in 16 European countries. This will allow people to donate directly on their social media pages. The initiative has been available in the US for the over two years. It has proved to be very popular and more than $10 million was raised for those hit by Hurricane Harvey. Facebook are asking Charities to sign up to be among the first in Europe to use the new functions. The new functions will allow charities to collect donations  through donate buttons which can be…

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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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Google and Facebook are Supporting flood relief efforts in South Asia

Harvey has been a tragedy for so many but there has also been some horrendous flooding in South Asia, this week both Google and Facebook pledged money and resources for that tragedy. They have both pledged to donate $1m each to relief efforts across South Asia. It is estimated that the flooding and subsequent landslides that have killed 1200 people so far. Both sites are working with Save the Children. Google posted a powerful blog post Rajan Anandan, vice president, South East Asia and India at Google, said: “This summer,…

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Ethical Concerns about placement cause UK companies to pause their Google Ads

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The UK Government, Transport for London, the Financial Conduct Authority, The Guardian, Channel 4, L’Oréal and the Havas group are just some of the companies who have paused their advertising with Google and Youtube following revelations that their ads are appearing alongside extremist videos. An investigation by The Times dscovered ads from leading firms have been shown on the youtube pages of people such as David Duke, former leader of the Klu Klux Klan, and pastor Steven Anderson, who praised the killing of 49 people in a gay nightclub. Ads…

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