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facebook makes a not-so-honest confession to apple: your daily distraction... you're welcome.
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #154 • View online

Facebook Flops With AR In Puerto Rico
On Monday, Mark Zuckerberg just so happened to display Facebook’s latest Augmented Reality feature, during a tour of Puerto Rico with new partner The Red Cross through a Facebook Livestream. Of course, the combination made the devastation in Puerto Rico seem trivial, as Zuckerberg’s cartoon high-fived another’s amidst the wreckage of homes and flood waters. The company has since apologized, but the video remains online.
When will you learn not to try to promote doing good & your own accomplishments at the same time?!
When will you learn not to try to promote doing good & your own accomplishments at the same time?!
Eminem Tells BET How He Really Feels
Rapper Eminem is usually a controversial figure for other reasons, but at last night’s BET awards the Detroit rapper started buzz with his 4 minute rant against President Donald Trump. There has been an outpouring of support from others online who have also spoken out about the US President’s actions.
Eminem on BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle - YouTube
Eminem on BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle - YouTube
YouTube Ad Policies Leave Many In The Dark
Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of back and forth about YouTube’s flagging of tragedy-related content, to which they have been accused of unfairly blocking revenue collection after Neistat and DeFranco got demonetized for Vegas charity videos. Long story short, YouTube has confirmed some top brand channels like ABC’s network are whitelisted from demonetization, but sell their own ads, bypassing their ‘blanket’ policies against tragedy-related videos.
Man if this standard gets any more convoluted we're just going to put it through a jury of our peers.
Man if this standard gets any more convoluted we're just going to put it through a jury of our peers.
Apple Makes Not So Stealthy Spielberg Acquisition
Apple quietly announced it was joining the fray for original content just two months ago; and it not-so-subtly also bought Steven Spielberg’s 1980s series Amazing Stories for a cool $5 million an episode. But we’re still wondering, where is this new video content going to go?
As subtle as a shark attack.
As subtle as a shark attack.
The Casting Couch Goes Digital
It’s not just old Hollywood (ahem Harvey Weinstein) that is being unveiled for creepy dudes exploiting their power to sexually harass women - new media also seems rife with them. Defy media has dropped Emmy-nominated web series Honest Trailers  amid accusations that creator, Andy Signore, has sexually assaulted and harassed numerous women going back to 2010. April Dawn and Emma Bowers felt empowered to step forward once the allegations against Weinstein became public.
Disgusting.
Disgusting.
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