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Social Media Top Five: Twitter cuts off spammers and bots

The top 5 must-know news stories from the world of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google are all featured.

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Twitter's fight against spammers and bots

Twitter's fight against spammers and bots

Twitter is now banning apps that allow you to simultaneously post identical content to multiple profiles or liking or retweeting from multiple accounts. The ban includes apps that schedule tweets to multiple cards too.

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More ways to share 3D posts on Facebook

More ways to share 3D posts on Facebook

Now you can drag-and-drop 3D objects into your Facebook feed and bring them into Facebook Spaces, the social VR hangout rooms.

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Google Assistant goes global

Google Assistant goes global

Google is adding 22 more languages to Google Assistant (it currently has eight). By the end of 2018, 95 per cent of Android phone users will be able to use the service

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Facebook: “It's not a dislike button”

Facebook: “It's not a dislike button”

Have you ever wished that Facebook had a 'dislike' button? Well there could be one on the horizon. A"downvote" button that lets users flag and hide comments they deem inappropriate is being tested in the USA. It only applies to brand pages though, not personal profiles.

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Instagram takes aim at Snapchat (again)

Instagram takes aim at Snapchat (again)

Instagram is hoping to boost intimate use of Direct with privacy controls not found on Snapchat. Now users can decide how recipients can view content sent directly. Choices include one view, temporary and permanent access.