Tubefilter: IGTV Is Funding Creator Content — When It Doesn’t Touch On Politics, Social Issues

Tubefilter: IGTV Is Funding Creator Content — When It Doesn’t Touch On Politics, Social Issues. “Bloomberg reports that Instagram is offering to cover production costs for celebrities and influencers to post to IGTV, so long as their content doesn’t touch on politics or social issues. Such a move could be percieved to be at odds with parent company Facebook, which has controversially opted to continue to run political ads even when they contain lies.”

Tubefilter: IGTV Rolls Out Tools Enabling Creators To Publish Videos As An Episodic Series

Tubefilter: IGTV Rolls Out Tools Enabling Creators To Publish Videos As An Episodic Series. “The update includes: the ability to turn on notifications for clips within an IGTV series; an organizational tool that will allow creators to add a series title badge to videos (so that they’re differentiated from standalone IGTV videos); and a ‘continued viewing’ feature, which will automatically play the next episode in a series after the previous installment concludes.”

Business Insider: Instagram’s new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse

Business Insider: Instagram’s new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse. “Instagram’s new TV service recommended a crop of graphic and disturbing videos, including what appeared to be child exploitation and genital mutilation. That’s the finding of a Business Insider investigation into IGTV, which launched in June as Instagram attempts to muscle in on rivals like YouTube and Snapchat.”