Social Media News – March 2018

by Dan Stork April 3, 2018



The UK watchdog has intervened to stop data sharing between social giants Facebook and WhatsApp. This is in the lead up to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy, which comes into force on 25 May.

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Facebook has shut down third-party advertisers access. For more information on the scandal, you can look here and here.



Last month we saw the meteoric rise of Vero but as Gizmodo reports, it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

The Australian Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer has put pressure on social media giants to clamp down on sexist trolls.

Attribution, creative commons and image theft, Bandt shared this great infographic on the costs of online image theft.

For your monthly dose of cute, Scientists have begun adding species reviews to Amazon. 

The largest study ever into Fake News has just been published on The Atlantic. If you’re interested in learning more about Fake News we published this blog on Fake News last year.

Our very own Lauren Piro spoke with Mumbrella about the day to day of being a Community Manager.

An episode of Black Mirror featured a social media rating system for everyone’s actions with drastic real-life consequences. In China, this is becoming a reality.