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Instagram Announces New Feature to Rival TikTok

Instagram’s TikTok competitor is coming to the United States in August. Instagram, the social media app owned by Facebook, plans to launch the platform in the U.S. and more than 50 countries, reported NBC News.
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Study Claims Instagram Prioritizes 'Sexy Selfies' in Your News Feed

If you’re not getting as much traction on your Instagram page as you would like, you may need to spice it up a bit. A study finds that the platform is prioritizing ‘sexy selfies’ in your news feed.
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The #TinyFaceChallenge Is the Latest Quarantine Trend

Those who are skilled in the makeup world are taking to social media with the latest quarantine trend called the #TinyFace challenge. See the hilarious results.
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Twitter bans all political advertisements

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages. Related: $15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape "While internet...
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Man Parked Car in Kitchen So Hurricane Wouldn't Blow It Away

Jacksonville native Patrick Eldridge was worried that Hurricane Dorian would blow his car clean away. With the garage already taken by his wife's car, Eldridge did the most logical thing , and moved his smart car to the safest location he could think of - his kitchen. His wife Jessica posted images...
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Social Media Affects Boys' and Girls' Mental Health Differently

It’s no secret that social media can have poor effects on our mental health, but a recent study shows that the effects could be different for girls compared to the effects on boys. The Longitudinal Study of Young People in England aimed to determine the negative effects of social media on younger...
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This Taylor Swift vs. Scoter Braun Feud is Causing Celebs and Artists to Choose a Side

(NOW) - The battle of mega star, Taylor Swift, and the new owner of her back catalog of music, Scooter Braun, is turning into a civil war-like scene on social media as more celebrities are taking sides. In a scathing Tumblr post Sunday , Swift writes it's "my worst case scenario," that her music...
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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle share sweet pic of baby Archie

ST. LOUIS (KNOU)-- The UK's newest royal baby is now Instagram official! On Sunday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a photo of their baby Archie's face on the platform for the first time in honor of Father's Day. Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of...
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Taylor Swift says social media can 'mess up our priorities'

(KNOU) — Taylor Swift speaks out about the dangers of social media in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly . "Our priorities can get messed up existing in a society that puts a currency on curating the way people see your life," the pop star says. “Social media has given people a way to...
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Instagram phasing out 'likes,' Facebook launches dating app

(KNOU) — In news you may or may not "Like," Bloomberg reports that Instagram is testing getting rid of the number of “Likes” on users' posts. "Later this week, we’re running a test in Canada that removes the total number of 'Likes' on photos and video views," Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in...
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