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Global Ad Trends report reveals slowdown in social ad growth
Global Ad Trends report reveals slowdown in social ad growth

Warc's Global Ad Trends report has found that advertising revenues among key social and messaging companies have halved over the last year as consumer trust becomes a growing issue...

2 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

The fruit of your coins
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products
Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019

TURKEY

Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown
Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown

Internet users in Turkey were on Friday experiencing severe difficulties accessing social media after the country was plunged into new turbulence by the detention of its main pro-Kurdish leaders, correspondents and a watchdog said...

7 Nov 2016

TURKEY

Turkey detains teen 'for insulting Erdogan on Facebook'
Turkey detains teen 'for insulting Erdogan on Facebook'

ISTANBUL - A Turkish court on Monday remanded in custody a 17-year-old construction worker on charges of "insulting" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Facebook, media reports said...

29 Dec 2015

TURKEY

Twitter accessible in Turkey after blockage: official
Twitter accessible in Turkey after blockage: official

ANKARA, TURKEY: Twitter users in Turkey could again access their accounts on Wednesday following an hours-long blockage after a court decision banning the publication of images of a deadly suicide bombing...

23 Jul 2015

TURKEY

Turkey restricts Facebook in schools: report
Turkey restricts Facebook in schools: report

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said on Thursday.

3 Jul 2015

TURKEY

Turkey restores access to social networks after images pulled
Turkey restores access to social networks after images pulled

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were functioning normally in Turkey on Tuesday after Ankara lifted a ban it imposed on them over images of a Turkish prosecutor killed in a hostage standoff...

8 Apr 2015