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national geographic bots lip read social animal plans: your daily distraction... you're welcome

national geographic bots lip read social animal plans: your daily distraction... you're welcome
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #256 • View online

National Geo Takes Accountability For Past Issues
We’re going to just go ahead and say it: This article rocks. You rarely see brands as big as Nat Geo take accountability for normalizing racism in historical issues. The article explores a collection of uncomfortable moments in the publication’s history. Normally, most brands suppress stuff like this, but not Susan Goldberg, the Editor in Chief. She not only mentions how horrific some of the past comments are but also explores why it’s necessary to acknowledge and take accountability for said comments. Ethics in modern journalism? What is this, Bizzaro World?
National Geographic, this was awesome.
National Geographic, this was awesome.
Memewatch: Gru's Plan
Recently, Gru’s Plan meme is making some waves on Twitter and Reddit. This meme follows your fan favourite 4 panel format that’s been used before, with the exception of Gru turning around in the final panel, as if unsure of his own plans. Some great examples include daylight savings time confusion,  millennial problems, and of course, the inevitable meta full circle. While it’s not a game changer, we think it’ll see some success as a welcome return to an older format.
What a Despicable Meme.
What a Despicable Meme.
Social Animals Hits SXSW
Social Animals, the highly praised documentary which gives the audience a “nuanced and judgment-free look at how life works for kids in the digital age” has premiered at South By Southwest. We think it’ll be interesting to see an insight into lives where social media and image sharing play such a huge role. 
It's a cool snap-shot into their lives.
It's a cool snap-shot into their lives.
Bad Lip Reading Strikes Back
Our old friends at BLR are back! The geniuses that put their own words into other people’s mouths have done it again with this sequel to “SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)” - A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back. Check it out below (or here). While you’re there, have a look at our personal favourites: 
“THE NFL: A Bad Lip Reading” - A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL.
“Russian Unicorn” - A Bad Lip Reading of Michael Bublé.
"IT'S NOT A MOON" — A Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars - YouTube
"IT'S NOT A MOON" — A Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars - YouTube
Facebook To Blame For Furthering Myanmar Crisis?
For every Social Animals-style documentary there is, there’s a bunch of awful news about the dangers of social media. Unfortunately, this the case with the latest UN study that has tied Facebook to spreading hate in the horrific crisis in Myanmar.  Facebook has “substantively contributed” to the conflict and “hate speech is certainly, of course, a part of that” - according to Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the UN Probe in Myanmar.
Facebook...what have you done? 😞 This needs to be fixed...
Facebook...what have you done? 😞 This needs to be fixed...
More Bots, More Problems
Will we ever resolve this bot problem? This article breaks down how Instagram bots artificially boost engagement. Unlike Twitter’s Termination of tweet-stealing platforms, there really doesn’t seem to be anything that Instagram has been actively doing. 
☝️ Instagram's revolutionary new ethos on bots.
☝️ Instagram's revolutionary new ethos on bots.
Have a quackin’ Donald Duck Day from all of us here at Truly Social!
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