BuzzFeed News: Instagram’s Opioid Recovery Hashtags Are Full Of Drug Dealers

BuzzFeed News: Instagram’s Opioid Recovery Hashtags Are Full Of Drug Dealers. “Dozens of top posts under the #opioidcrisis and #opioidaddiction hashtags contained comments touting Oxycontin, Percocet, Codeine, and other prescription opioids — along with phone numbers and usernames for encrypted messaging accounts. A typical entry, under a video describing tens of thousands of deaths by drug overdose, offered ‘fast deals’ on ‘Oxys, Roxy, Xans, Addy, codeine, perc…Available 24.7 for delivery.'”

Canada’s National Observer: Twitter bots boosted the trending #TrudeauMustGo hashtag

Canada’s National Observer: Twitter bots boosted the trending #TrudeauMustGo hashtag. “The hashtag #TrudeauMustGo soared to the top of Twitter’s trending list in Canada on Tuesday, perhaps giving some observers the impression that Canadians were taking to social media en masse to express their discontent with the prime minister. But a closer look revealed that much of the activity surrounding the hashtag was actually driven by accounts tweeting at non-human rates, including about two dozen accounts created in the past 48 hours.”

Mashable: Instagram can’t stop flood of grisly photos from teen’s murder so users step up

Mashable: Instagram can’t stop flood of grisly photos from teen’s murder so users step up. “Instagram users are stepping up to stanch the flow of photos showing a popular teen e-girl’s murder as the platform fails to quickly remove the images. As bad actors upload grisly photos showing the teen’s slit neck with certain hashtags, some users are working to bury those posts under images of pink clouds and cats wearing flower crowns with those same hashtags and tagging the victim’s account. The inventive approach makes it harder to search for pictures of Bianca Devins’ dead body.”

The Rio Times: Museum in Rio Uses Social Media Language to Attract Audience

The Rio Times: Museum in Rio Uses Social Media Language to Attract Audience. “Blending art with social media language increased visits to the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) by 60 percent. The Hashtags da Arte exhibition selected 40 pieces from the museum’s collection and marked each one with stickers featuring keywords used in apps (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) intermingled with the descriptions of the works. The method aroused young people’s curiosity for art.”