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…

Will Facebook message encryption hinder online crime fight?

Facebook has been accused of reverting to the “digital dark ages” after serious concerns were raised that plans for message encryption could prevent child abusers and terrorists being caught. Politicians have called on the social media platform to think again before introducing end-to-end message encryption for its messaging services, claiming the “right balance is not…

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…