Instagram tests location listings on Reels
Instagram is testing a new feature to enhance transparency on Reels content by displaying the location of the profile that created the clip on the video itself. This information is being provided to combat misinformation, as some accounts may mislead people about their location.
By listing the location upfront, it could help users identify potential misinformation and flag it to Instagram. This new feature is a simple and unintrusive way to provide important context, which could play a key role in how a viewer interprets the information being presented.
Instagram has been implementing several measures to combat misinformation, including false information labels, removal of questionable posts from discovery, and proactive detection via AI. This is another step in that direction and could be a significant one in combating foreign influence operations on the platform.
All you need to know about the UK-wide emergency test alert
This Sunday 23 April UK mobile users which receive an emergency alert message to their mobile phones as part of a nationwide test. The UK government has revealed the message that will accompany a loud alarm set to be sent to every 4G and 5G mobile phone in the country at 3 pm. The message is part of a UK-wide test of the Emergency Alerts service, which will warn citizens about life-threatening emergencies. The message will say: "This is a test of Emergency Alerts, a new UK government service th
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Montana legislators approved bill to ban TikTok
Montana legislators have approved a bill, SB 419, which would ban TikTok from operating in the state and prevent mobile app stores from offering the app for download to users in Montana. The ban would result in fines for TikTok, Apple, and Google if they violate the law, although it is uncertain how the state would enforce it. The bill now awaits the signature of Montana Governor Greg Gianforte. TikTok has opposed the ban, stating that it is an infringement on users' First Amendment rights an
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Chat Show host Jerry Springer dies age 79
Jerry Springer, the TV host known for his smash hit show 'The Jerry Springer Show', has passed away at the age of 79. His family announced that he died peacefully at his home in Chicago after his health took a turn for the worse, just months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He had joked about retiring while he was still healthy, following the cancellation of his latest show, "Judge Jerry," by NBCUniversal. Springer had a successful 27-year career hosting his show, which became
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