Facebook has provided more information about how it demotes certain content on the News Feed. This includes posts from "broadly untrusted news publishers" and "sensationalist health content".
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A new Instagram feature called Live Rooms is rolling out globally and allows live sessions to include three guests. The firm hopes to help content creators and make people more connected.
YouTube has published the list of its trending content and creators in the U.S. in 2020. It includes videos coming from influencers such as MrBeast, Corpse Husband, and John Krasinski.
Snapchat has announced that it will pay users for their content that does well on its Spotlight. Creators will earn based on a proprietary formula that includes how many users heart content.
Mozilla is set to extend Web Monetization in the Firefox Reality ecosystem. It is using the Coil payment system which will allow content creators to earn in their currency based on user attention.
YouTube has announced the availability of Super Stickers. Similar to Super Chat, they'll allow content creators to raise additional income from fans. The stickers are available at different prices.
In good news for content creators, Spotify's Soundtrap service has now removed the project cap on its free plan, bringing it in line with its paid subscription options in terms of available storage.
After having previously demonetized the content of YouTubers who did not participate in its revenue sharing scheme, the Nintendo Creators Program will be replaced by a set of relaxed guidelines.
Google has announced that annotations will be removed from all content on its video platform, YouTube. The switch-off will take place in January 2019, 11 years since they initially launched.
YouTube will roll out a new tool that will inform content creators when their videos have been re-uploaded to the service. The Copyright Match tool will allow swift action to have the copy removed.
Google has announced three new features for YouTube content creators to help boost revenue. For example, with Channel Memberships, fans can make monthly paid subscriptions to their favourite creators.
Google has announced that its Funding Choices programme will launch in an additional 31 countries over the next several weeks. The programme helps site owners recover lost funds due to ad blockers.
Microsoft has announced Skype for Content Creators - a new mode which will allow users to collaborate through live streams, podcasts, and more. Currently in preview, it will be released this summer.
Following egregious behavior by content creators such as Logan Paul, YouTube will now be taking strict action against harmful channels, which includes suspension of ad revenue and removal from YPP.
Google has announced changes to its monetization policy on YouTube. The company aims to divert money from "bad actors" and offensive content with the new, more strict, monetization thresholds.
For years content creators have been arguing that the way Facebook reports views and time spent by users watching videos is completely unrepresentative. Today the company admitted as much.