Hootsuite reveals 5 Social Media Trends for 2020

Social media management tool Hootsuite​ has released its ​Social Media Trends 2020​ report. The company’s fourth annual report on global trends in social media reveals the biggest opportunities for brands delivering social marketing strategies in the coming year. “The new year is a time to refocus and energise your strategies for the year ahead,” says ​Hootsuite…

Warning over ‘sadfishing’ as children seek solace online

Schoolchildren seeking solace online are being affected by the latest toxic social media trend – “sadfishing”, warns a new report. Youngsters are being accused of attention-seeking after sharing details about personal issues online in search of support, it says. “Sadfishing” has been used to describe when someone posts about an emotional problem in an attempt…

China now a ‘global disinformation superpower’, say researchers

China has become a major player in global social media manipulation campaigns, researchers say, amid an overall increase in the number of countries sharing misinformation online. According to the Oxford Internet Institute, organised social media manipulation has more than doubled since 2017, with 70 countries using computational propaganda to manipulate public opinion. The report says…