Facebook unveils new audio feature, Twitter launches new creator programme and Instagram tackles its technical difficulties: The Newsfeed

It’s safe to say that in the battle over live audio, Twitter is most certainly carrying the flag. With its Clubhouse rival Spaces, the micro-blog announced its new creator programme Spark. The three-month initiative – similar to Clubhouse’s Creator Accelerator program – is designed to “discover and reward great Spaces on Twitter with financial, technical, and marketing support.” This means it

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Facebook halts development of controversial Instagram for Kids following unfavourable internal research: The Newsfeed

To no surprise, Facebook has paused the development of its controversial app Instagram for Kids. This comes shortly after The Wall Street Journal published a series of reports revealing how Instagram’s own internal research suggested the app impacted the mental health of teenage girls. In a series of tweets, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri continued to defend the concept and clarified the app

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Instagram unveils new feature that could dramatically boost influencer engagement: The Newsfeed

Facebook is facing backlash over revelations it knew Instagram was negatively impacting teenage girls’ mental health. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company’s studies showed teenagers blamed Instagram for increased levels of anxiety and depression. Although MP Damian Collins is calling for Facebook – who own the app – to be punished for holding back such evidence, Instagram’s

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