Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales

The number of firearms in the U.S. is outpacing the country’s population, as an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #bushmaster-firearms, #civilian-casualties, #daniel-defense-llc, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #greitens-eric, #gun-control, #kemp-brian-p, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mass-shootings, #moms-demand-action-for-gun-sense-in-america, #national-rifle-assn, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #rittenhouse-kyle, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Sunday Read: ‘The “E-Pimps” of OnlyFans’

Clever marketers have figured out how easy it is to simulate online intimacy at scale, ventriloquizing alluring models with cheap, offshore labor.

#advertising-and-marketing, #online-advertising, #pornography, #the-daily-radio-program, #women-and-girls

Sheryl Sandberg’s Legacy

Sandberg transformed digital advertising and was a voice on big issues, but she also denied problems and deflected blame.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #meta-platforms-inc, #online-advertising, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media

How Influencers Hype Crypto, Without Disclosing Their Financial Ties

Logan Paul, Paul Pierce and other celebrities have promoted risky and obscure digital currencies, sometimes failing to mention their conflicts of interest.

#advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #currency, #mayweather-floyd-jr, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #online-advertising, #paul-logan-1995, #social-media, #virtual-currency

N.Y. Governor Candidates Flood the Airwaves With $20 Million in Ads

With the June 28 primary fast approaching, candidates for governor are spending big to get their message out to voters.

#campaign-finance, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #suozzi-thomas-r, #wilson-harry-j, #zeldin-lee-m

What We Learned About TV During Its Biggest Week

This week’s upfronts, when the media industry sells its programming to advertisers, showed how much has changed in the past few years.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #disney-plus, #fox-news-channel, #nbcuniversal, #netflix-inc, #news-and-news-media, #online-advertising, #upfronts-television, #web-original-programming

All Those Celebrities Pushing Crypto Are Not So Vocal Now

Crypto boosters such as Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow have been criticized for hyping virtual currency without highlighting the risks.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bitcoin-currency, #celebrities, #crypto-com-foris-dax-inc, #damon-matt, #david-larry, #embiid-joel, #hk-ftx-trading-ltd-futures-exchange, #online-advertising, #paltrow-gwyneth, #virtual-currency, #witherspoon-reese

Startups Prescribing A.D.H.D Drugs on TikTok Raise Diagnosis Concerns

Buzzy start-ups promising easy access to mental health medication found an eager market on social media. Should anyone be looking for treatment on TikTok, though?

#adderall-drug, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #ritalin-drug, #social-media, #start-ups

Google’s I/O Conference Offers Modest Vision of the Future

Artificial intelligence is being woven into an array of the company’s products. But the change — for now — is subtle.

#artificial-intelligence, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #google-inc, #microsoft-corp, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #san-francisco-calif, #tablet-computers

Our In-Person Shopping Hurts Big Tech

We’re now buying less online than many had predicted, and it’s throwing tech companies and the economy for a loop.

#computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #online-advertising, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states-economy

Inside Elon Musk’s Big Plans for Twitter

Here’s what Mr. Musk is projecting for Twitter’s finances over the next few years, according to a pitch deck he presented to investors.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #musk-elon, #online-advertising, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #social-media, #twitter

Elon Musk Hates Ads. Twitter Needs Them. That May Be a Problem.

Many marketers were already lukewarm on the service. Now, some may move their money elsewhere if the content moderation policies are relaxed.

#advertising-and-marketing, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #musk-elon, #online-advertising, #read-mark-marketing-executive, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter

Netflix’s Stumble Could Be a Warning Sign for Streaming Industry

The company faces a number of challenges, but its problems may be an indication that its competitors are racing toward an unstable future.

#academy-awards-oscars, #disney-plus, #hastings-reed, #netflix-inc, #online-advertising, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company, #web-original-programming

How You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pinterest, #small-business, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

In Brazil, Firms Sought Black Workers. Then LinkedIn Got Involved.

After Brazilian activists fought LinkedIn for removing job ads that sought Black and Indigenous candidates, the company changed its global policy.

#affirmative-action, #black-people, #brazil, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #linkedin-corporation, #online-advertising

E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union is expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #android-operating-system, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media

Advertising Acts as Another Vehicle of Protest to Ukraine War

Criticism of Russia has become a common feature of advertisements and the marketing industry.

#advertising-and-marketing, #advertising-council, #computers-and-the-internet, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #facebook-inc, #horizon-media, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #read-mark-marketing-executive, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wpp

Ukraine War Tests the Power of Tech Giants

Google, Meta, Twitter, Telegram and others are levers in the conflict, caught between demands from Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the U.S.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #durov-pavel-valeryevich-1984, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #twitter, #ukraine, #youtube-com

The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting

Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft are expanding their reach over the rest of the economy.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #social-media

Google Plans Privacy Changes, but Promises to Not Be Disruptive

It says it will give other companies plenty of time to adapt to changes to its Android software. Similar changes made by Apple affected big internet companies.

#android-operating-system, #apple-inc, #chrome-browser, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #smartphones

This YouTube Star Is Also a Retail Empire

Linus Sebastian started out making wacky videos. Now he employs fashion designers and logistics experts.

#computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #online-advertising, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Swiss Approve Ban on Tobacco Ads

Health advocates have said that the legislation, which was approved in a referendum, was a significant step toward tightening the country’s loose tobacco regulations.

#advertising-and-marketing, #elections, #online-advertising, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #switzerland

Slate Struggles to Find Its Identity, and Profit

After high-profile departures, the pioneering online magazine is trying to find a new voice and a path to profitability.

#check-dan, #graham-holdings-co, #hohlt-jared, #news-and-news-media, #online-advertising, #pesca-mike-1971, #podcasts, #slate-magazine, #the-gist-radio-program

6 Reasons Meta Is in Trouble

The company formerly known as Facebook has hit major turbulence as it suffered its biggest one-day wipeout ever.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Meta Says Apple’s Privacy Changes Could Cost the Company $10 Billion

After Apple made it harder to track people on the internet, even tech giants felt the effects.

#apple-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #iphone, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #online-advertising, #privacy, #snap-inc, #social-media, #software

What Big Tech’s Riches Mean for Our Future

Five superpower companies — yes, even Facebook after recent news — are completely enmeshed in our world.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-storage, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #microsoft-corp, #online-advertising

Why Is Matt Damon Shilling for Crypto?

Just buy it, he seems to suggest; what are you, a wimp?

#crypto-com-foris-dax-inc, #damon-matt, #kardashian-kim, #online-advertising, #virtual-currency

How Trump Coins Became an Internet Sensation

Getting to the bottom of a modern mystery.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #news-and-news-media, #online-advertising, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #united-states-politics-and-government

Facebook Rejected Ads From 60 Women’s Sexual Health Companies According to New Report

A new report found that the social network has rejected ads from 60 companies focused on women’s sexual health, citing policies on “adult products and services.”

#center-for-intimacy-justice, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Retailers Find TikTok a ‘Sunny Place’ for Advertising

Brands are flocking to the platform like never before, drawn by its more than 1 billion users and its algorithm, which can make an ad seem like just another video.

#advertising-and-marketing, #generation-z, #instagram-inc, #online-advertising, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Brands Find TikTok a ‘Sunny Place’ for Advertising

Brands are flocking to the platform like never before, drawn by its more than 1 billion users and its algorithm, which can make an ad seem like just another video.

#advertising-and-marketing, #generation-z, #instagram-inc, #online-advertising, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Chris Noth Peloton Ad Pulled After Sexual Assault Allegations

The online ad, a response to the “Sex and the City” reboot, was removed after The Hollywood Reporter published an article in which two women accused the actor of sexual assault.

#and-just-like-that-tv-program, #hbo-max, #hollywood-reporter, #home-box-office, #noth-chris, #online-advertising, #peloton-interactive-inc, #sex-and-the-city-tv-program, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #television

Google Pledged to Remove Ads From Climate Denial Sites, but Many Still Run

Researchers found ads placed by Google on sites that falsely call global warming a hoax. The revenue those sites earn from the ads can fund further misinformation.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alphabet-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #global-warming, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #online-advertising, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states, #youtube-com

Social Media Is Polluted With Climate Denialism

Climate misinformation is rampant on social media. Is there anything to be done?

#advertising-and-marketing, #avaaz-org, #exxon-mobil-corp, #facebook-inc, #global-warming, #google-inc, #haugen-frances, #heartland-institute, #online-advertising, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

Facebook’s Ad Policies Changed, but Political Campaigns Can Still Target You

Meta announced changes to its ad-targeting policies, but they will do little to stop campaigns from reaching specific voters.

#data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #social-media

Meta plans to remove thousands of sensitive ad-targeting categories.

Ad buyers will no longer be able to use topics such as health, race or sexual orientation to target people with unwanted ads on Facebook or other Meta apps.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #instagram-inc, #jews-and-judaism, #meta-platforms-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

Twitter Will Give Users Access to Ad-Free Articles With Twitter Blue

The company is pushing to find new sources of revenue.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #news-and-news-media, #online-advertising, #revue-twitter-inc, #social-media, #twitter

What to Do About Facebook, and What Not to Do

Assessing the many ideas for fixing the social network.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #haugen-frances, #online-advertising, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Meta Makes Changes to Marketing Strategy Amid Scandals

After the social media giant auditioned agencies to manage its ad budget, underscoring its Madison Avenue ties, Spark Foundry won the business.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #computers-and-the-internet, #dentsu, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #online-advertising, #publicis-groupe, #social-media, #whistle-blowers, #wiedenkennedy

The Metaverse Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Escape Hatch

If his new strategy works — a big if — it could help address several of Facebook’s biggest problems.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #meta, #metaverse, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Face It, Facebook Won’t Change Unless Advertisers Demand It

Revelations aside, there’s only one thing that will get the company to change its ways.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #online-advertising, #social-media, #whistle-blowers

Facebook Debates What to Do With Its Like and Share Buttons

Likes and shares made the social media site what it is. Now, company documents show, it’s struggling to deal with their effects.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #friendship, #hate-speech, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What’s in Your Prenatal Vitamin?

Doctors recommend them before, during and even after a pregnancy. But regulation is spotty and finding the right pill can be hard.

#advertising-and-marketing, #american-college-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology, #babies-and-infants, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #folic-acid, #food-and-drug-administration, #iron-nutrient, #labeling-and-labels-product, #online-advertising, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #product-tests, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vitamins

Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

The app, hailed as Facebook’s growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents.

#advertising-and-marketing, #children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #mosseri-adam, #online-advertising, #snap-inc, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Facebook’s outage frustrates advertisers heading into the holiday season.

“There may be heads on pikes by the end of this,” one agency executive said.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #instagram-inc, #online-advertising, #social-media

In Your Facebook Feed: Oil Industry Pushback Against Biden Climate Plans

The messages take aim at Democrats by name as part of a broad effort to undermine landmark climate legislation that now hangs in the balance in Congress.

#american-petroleum-institute, #exxon-mobil-corp, #facebook-inc, #federal-taxes-us, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #houlahan-chrissy, #manchin-joe-iii, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce, #united-states-politics-and-government

TikTok Wants More Ad Dollars, and It Has a New Plan to Get Them

In a quest for more revenue, the app known for short videos is trying to make it easier to match its stars with brands.

#advertising-and-marketing, #applebees-international, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #crowdtangle-inc, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #innovation, #new-york-university, #online-advertising, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #zuckerberg-mark-e

The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet

As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #chrome-browser, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #innovation, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #privacy, #small-business, #software, #web-browsers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What the Privacy Battle Upending the Internet Means for You

Get ready for more random ads online, higher prices and subscriptions galore. But your privacy concerns may still not fade.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #google-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #software, #web-browsers