It’s Official – This week in social media – 10 June 2019

Your weekly summary of official social media news from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google.

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Inclusion and Diversity Report 2019

Twitter released its inclusion and diversity report on roles at the company by gender and race.

Twitter found that the data and insights were too US-centric given the global nature of the company and that it needed to expand from the U.S. government definition of diversity to create something broader that reflects diversity of backgrounds, geography, cultures, and perspectives.

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Golden Tweet awards

For the FIFA Women’s World Cup Twitter created #FIFAWWC to determine #GoldenTweet winners for the most popular tweets in a range of categories.

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Making Twitter rules easier to understand

VP of Trust and Safety at Twitter Del Harvey @delbius runs through the refresh of Twitter rules, now reorganised into high-level categories of safety, privacy and authenticity to make them simpler to navigate and understand.

As part of the refresh, rule pages have added more information, including examples, step-by-step instructions about how to report, and details on what happens when Twitter takes action.

Pages include:

1. Private Information.
2. Sensitive Media.
3. Terrorism & violent extremism.

You can find a full list of Twitter rules at

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June US Linked in Workforce Report

LinkedIn has published its monthly report on employment trends in the US workforce using data from its profiles of 155 million US workers.

The data gives insight into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends with interesting insights into the startup sector and cities in which there are both skills gaps and excesses.

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LinkedIn teams up with Disney

LinkedIn teamed up with Disney on the #IJustCantWaitToBeContest giving US LinkedInners a chance to win a behind the scenes trip to Disneyland by posting short, original video content on LinkedIn.

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Next billion users in Brazil

Aligned with its mission to provide internet access and digital skills, Google has opened Google Station in Brazil, which aims to connect people to a fast, free and open internet.

Google is also working with journalists and publishers in Brazil to provide high-quality information through numerous initiatives including –

  1. Google News Initiative grants to support training programs and events for Brazilian journalism associations, including continued funding for Comprova, a coalition of more than 20 news organisations to combat misinformation online.
  2. A call for applications for the first GNI Innovation Challenge in Latin America, an initiative to fund projects that bring new ideas and sustainable business models to digital journalism.
  3. An incubation program for journalism startups, in partnership with Google for Startups Campus São Paulo. The Digital Native News Incubator will support early stage teams with products, tools, and mentorship as they build their organisations.

Google has also added an exhibition of one of Brazil’s most celebrated artists, Portinari, to Google arts and culture.

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