National Coalition Against Censorship: Don’t Delete Art Hosts Workshop For Artists On How To Avoid Instagram Censorship

National Coalition Against Censorship: Don’t Delete Art Hosts Workshop For Artists On How To Avoid Instagram Censorship. “On June 2, 2021, artists Dina Brodsky, Savannah Spirit, and Spencer Tunick hosted a conversation to share advice on how to tag, contextualize, or modify artwork on Instagram so as to improve its chances of not being removed. The webinar is part of Don’t Delete Art, a gallery, resource center and campaign advocating for artistic freedom on social media. NCAC is a member of the coalition leading the initiative, which also includes PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), Freemuse, Article 19, International Arts Rights Advisors, and the IBEX Collective.” The webinar is about an hour long and is available on YouTube.

Distractify: Instagram Has a New Tattoo Filter, and It’s Pretty Wild How Realistic It Looks

Distractify: Instagram Has a New Tattoo Filter, and It’s Pretty Wild How Realistic It Looks. “The latest addition to Instagram’s catalog of impressive camera filters comes in the form of a new tattoo filter. Although this concept has existed in the past, the developers of other filters have never really been able to make the tattoos augmented onto a person’s face look realistic. Well, famous filter creator Jeferson Araujo has managed to solve that problem with his newest feature, and countless fans worldwide are already enjoying the hyper-realism of his work.”

MakeUseOf: How to Get Rid of Annoying Instagram Ads

MakeUseOf: How to Get Rid of Annoying Instagram Ads. “Since Instagram introduced advertisements and a non-chronological feed, there’s no shortage of paid posts on users’ feeds. Nowadays, scrolling through your feed feels like driving past multiple billboards on a highway or watching cable TV. So if you’re tired of scrolling past annoying ads on Instagram, read on. This article will give you detailed step-by-step guides on how to reduce and remove Instagram ads.”

Washington Post: Will hiding likes on Instagram and Facebook improve users’ mental health? We asked experts.

Washington Post: Will hiding likes on Instagram and Facebook improve users’ mental health? We asked experts.. “Facebook is touting its latest feature, which will allow Facebook and Instagram users to hide like counts on posts, as a move that aims to ‘depressurize’ people’s experiences on its platforms. The change comes amid ongoing concern about the potentially harmful mental health effects of social media. But although the action may be a positive step, many experts say, it isn’t likely to have much effect on the lower levels of psychological well-being seen in some users.”

MissMalini: Instagram Announces Its Partnership With The Queer Muslim Project To Present The ‘Digital Pride Festival 2.0’

MissMalini: Instagram Announces Its Partnership With The Queer Muslim Project To Present The ‘Digital Pride Festival 2.0’. “We’ve watched the LGBTQIA+ community bloom slowly but wonderfully in the society and the month of June is to just celebrate each member of this community. Amidst all of this, popular social media giant, Instagram announced its partnership with The Queer Muslim Project for the second edition of the Digital Pride Festival. Not just that, it also announced a brand new Pride inspired sticker-pack, rainbow gradient hashtags and rainbow gradient story-ring. Here’s everything you need to know about this amazing digital festival, which you literally shouldn’t be missing out on!”

CNA Lifestyle: Instagram account shows love – and online exposure – to elderly hawkers

CNA Lifestyle: Instagram account shows love – and online exposure – to elderly hawkers. “According to the Instagram account, there will be three posts on three different hawkers each day ‘to help elderly hawkers to get more business during these tough times’. And these hawker highlights are crowd-sourced from the public.” This is in Singapore.

WTVD: Instagram scammers copycat popular accounts to access followers, money during giveaways

WTVD: Instagram scammers copycat popular accounts to access followers, money during giveaways. “As you are scrolling through your social media feed, you need to watch out for scammers impersonating popular businesses and influencers social media pages to try and get access to their followers and even their money. It happened to a popular triangle food and travel blogger, and when her account got shut down, she turned to out Troubleshooter Diane Wilson for help.”

Loyola Marymount University: Snapchat, Instagram Linked to Alcohol Abuse Among College Students

Loyola Marymount University: Snapchat, Instagram Linked to Alcohol Abuse Among College Students. “Exposure to alcohol-related content on social media is associated with increased drinking among college students, according to several new studies from researchers at Loyola Marymount University. The effect stems from perceptions of drinking norms — the idea that everyone else is drinking, or drinking a lot, which in turn drives how much or how often college students really do consume alcohol, said Joe LaBrie, LMU psychology professor and lead author of the studies.”

FStoppers: How To Create a Cinematic Photo Series for Instagram

FStoppers: How To Create a Cinematic Photo Series for Instagram. “There once was a time that you took a photograph you liked and you put it on Instagram and received likes, comments, and followers. It feels so ago now that I can barely remember how rewarding it must have been. Then, algorithm change upon monetization upon algorithm change happened, and many of the users were left confused and deflated. In all honesty, it sapped my interest in the platform almost entirely. However, it is still a great tool for photographers to share their work with large audiences and to even find clients and collaborators. The problem is, you need to be smarter than ever before to get even the thinnest sliver of the attention pie.”

BuzzFeed News: Instagram Labeled One Of Islam’s Holiest Mosques A Terrorist Organization

BuzzFeed News: Instagram Labeled One Of Islam’s Holiest Mosques A Terrorist Organization. “Instagram removed posts and blocked hashtags about one of Islam’s holiest mosques because its content moderation system mistakenly associated the site with a designation the company reserves for terrorist organizations, according to internal employee communications seen by BuzzFeed News.”

CBC: Instagram apology for MMIWG posts that disappeared is inadequate, advocate says

CBC: Instagram apology for MMIWG posts that disappeared is inadequate, advocate says. “Instagram issued an apology Thursday night after posts about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) disappeared on a day meant to raise awareness of the issue, but advocates say it doesn’t go far enough to address the harm that was done. ‘I really don’t think that Instagram has adequately addressed that feeling of silencing and erasure,’ said Emily Henderson, an Inuk arts and culture writer based out of Toronto.”

New York Times: The U.K. Spy Agency MI5 Joined Instagram. It Wasn’t for the Likes.

New York Times: The U.K. Spy Agency MI5 Joined Instagram. It Wasn’t for the Likes.. “Take Instagram, a clearinghouse for vacation selfies, food pictures and airbrushed dispatches from your friends’ lives. Now add MI5, Britain’s domestic intelligence agency, known for its spying and secret-keeping, performed — in the fog of popular imagination, anyway — by handsome, tuxedoed men who drink martinis. A match made in influencer heaven?”

TechCrunch: Instagram adds a captions option for Stories and soon, Reels

TechCrunch: Instagram adds a captions option for Stories and soon, Reels. “Instagram is making its video Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new ‘captions sticker’ that will allow users to watch without having the sound on. The addition will not only make it easier for users who are hard of hearing or deaf to engage with video content, it also offers a way for users to watch videos when they’re somewhere they don’t want to have their sound on — and either don’t want to wear or don’t have access to headphones or earbuds.”