Social network giants pledge to tackle abuse of women online
Four of the world’s largest social networks have committed to overhauling their moderation systems to tackle the abuse of women on their platforms.
Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok have signed up to the pledge, led by the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF), to fix persistent weaknesses in how they tackle online gender-based violence.
The announcement comes in the middle of a global forum for gender equality convened by UN Women in Paris.
It is supported by an open letter signed by former heads of state and global leaders such as Michelle Bachelet and Graça Machel, and celebrities including Annie Lennox, Ashley Judd, Gemma Chan and Maisie Williams, which calls on the companies to fully implement the commitments.
Head of Instagram says Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app
Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app, according to Adam Mosseri, the head of the platform.
In a video posted to his Instagram and Twitter accounts Mosseri said the company is looking to lean into entertainment and video after seeing the success of competitors like TikTok and YouTube.
He describes some upcoming changes and experiments that Instagram will be doing, including showing users recommendations for topics they’re not following and making video more immersive by offering a full-screen experience.