World of Communication

  • Facebook partners with WHO for mental health day
    Facebook has teamed up with the World Health Organization on a “Let’s Talk” filter to program stories on the social media giant’s main service and Messenger for World Mental Health Day, Adweek reported. Facebook pledged to donate $1 to a group of of 10 mental health organizations up to $1 million through its sticker initiative.
  • CNN denies airing Trump ad
    Calling out falsehoods, CNN has refused to air U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign ad because “the ad makes assertions that have been proven demonstrably false by various news outlets,” the report picked up by Media Bistro contends. Beyond making false claims, the ad goes on to disparage CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon and Jim Acosta…
  • NBC Universal consolidates cable division, lifestyle network with layoffs
    The NBC Universal Cable Entertainment’s Lifestyle Network’s is being consolidated to include Bravo, Oxygen and E!, prompting layoffs of 5 percent of the staff that follows the termination of at least 20 employees in August as Variety reported. Also in the reorganization, NBC Universal also shuttered its Universal Games and Digital Platforms divisions, according to…
  • States launching Google, Facebook antitrust probes
    The heads of law enforcement agencies nationwide are kicking off antitrust probes into Facebook’s and Alphabet’s Google, adding to the pressure the tech giants already are experiencing with federal scrutiny over their market dominance, the Wall Street Journal reported. The state inquiries coincide with bipartisan scrutiny in Washington by House and Senate committees, the Justice…
  • Facebook dating arrives in the U.S.
    With Facebook’s high profile privacy mishaps in full view in recent month, the prospect of the social media giant having access to personal information relative to user’s dating habits and preferences has caused some consternation, according to Adweek. Facebook launched its dating services in the United States on Thursday. The company plans to allow users…