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February 27, 2024

Reddit Partners With Google on New Data Sharing Deal 

  • Reddit and Google have a new data sharing deal. 
  • Google will use Reddit’s data to improve search results and within its generative AI projects. 
  • It will also benefit Reddit, in helping to boost awareness of its forums. 
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.

Private school pupil, 16, killed himself after Snapchat nude photo blackmail 

  • An inquest heard how a teenager made a video outlining his suicide plan, after receiving his nude images from a Snapchat blackmailer, who demanded £100 to prevent the images being sent to his followers.
  • His family believe a girl may have taken the images with him, before they ended up with the blackmailer.
  • The Met Police found he messages he received before his death, who they believe was a man based in Nigeria, using a virtual private network (VPN) to mask his location.
  • For more, please visit the Telegraph website, and for information on Sextortion, please visit the INEQE website.

Labour to help schools develop male influencers to combat Tate misogyny 

  • Labour is developing a plan to combat misogyny in schools. 
  • This plan is in response to the influence of Andrew Tate on young men. 
  • Labour’s solution is to train young male mentors to be positive role models and to teach students how to be critical about what they see on social media from these influencers. 
  • For more, please visit The Guardian website.