April social media news round up: Twitter removes blue checkmarks

We've compiled the top social media news stories that have made headlines in April 2023.

From Twitter removing the blue checkmarks to Instagram finally allowing multiple links in bios to job cuts at Facebook and AI's potential in social media marketing, these stories have caught the attention of social media users and marketers alike.

We also explore topics such as generative AI tools, the impact of social media on careers, the rise and fall of decentralised networks, the legal repercussions for social media executives who fail to remove harmful content. And we take a look at the recent digital marketing trends to watch out for and the debate over whether social media has killed the famous advert. Let's dive in!

April social media news round up

From CNN

Elon Musk's Twitter begins purge of blue check marks

Elon Musk's Twitter on Thursday began a purge of blue verification check marks from users who have not signed up for its subscription…


Instagram Now Allows 5 Links in Bio: Here's How to Add Them

After years of resistance, Instagram is allowing users to add more than one link to their profile page. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the change on Tuesday...

From Bloomberg

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Job Cuts Coming in Meta Restructuring

Meta Platforms Inc. is set to start cutting jobs across the company on Wednesday as it restructures teams and works toward founder Mark...

From CMSwire

Here’s How AI Can Take Your Social Media Marketing to the Next Level

Artificial intelligence empowers marketers to more effectively set their social media strategy and carry out successful campaigns...

From Business Insider

ChatGPT and Generative AI for Social Media Marketing

Many social media marketers are already experimenting with generative AI tools. However, these tools aren't the solution for every scenario.

From Wired

I’m Reddit’s CEO and Think Regulating Social Media Is Tyranny. AITA?

Steve Huffman kicked Nazis and other trolls off the platform. He also argues that any government oversight of online content is...

From The Telegraph

Prince Harry's Sentebale charity thanks couple's social media army for helping to raise funds

Army of social media followers have previously been in spotlight after some members indulged in online abuse of Duke's critics...

From Times

Lack of social media may be hurting my career, says Olivia Williams

The actress Olivia Williams has said that her lack of social media accounts may have cost her acting jobs. Williams, who plays Camilla...

From The Guardian

Thousands fled to Mastodon after Musk bought Twitter. Are they still ‘tooting’?

The decentralized social network has seen user numbers drop in recent months, but tech-savvy users remain passionate.

From The Telegraph

Jail for social media bosses who repeatedly fail to remove harmful content

Jail threat aimed at executives who 'have consented or connived in ignoring enforceable requirements, risking serious harm to children'...

From Yahoo

Global Social Media Analytics Market Report 2023: Increased Emphasis on Target Marketing and Competitive Intelligence Drives Growth

The "Global Social Media Analytics Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023-2028)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's...

From Yahoo

Top 10 Digital Marketing Trends 2023 Written By ChatGPT

In the spirit of this year's theme, ChatGPT makes its predictions for digital marketing trends to watch in 2023.

From BBC

Has social media killed the famous advert?

Advertising veteran Sir John Hegarty explains why it is hard to make hit adverts in a digital world.

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