Here is what has been buzzing in the social media world this past week!

Twitter to notify ‘victims’ of Russian troll army.

Twitter identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government linked organization known as Internet Research Agency.

It is therefore emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the United States who actively engaged these accounts during the 2016 US election.

Whatsapp updates to accommodate notification channels in its Android app.

You can now control whether a notification makes noise or just shows an icon. Whatsapp has introduced channels that you can use to customize varied settings. They include group notifications, personal message notifications, chat history backup, critical app alerts, failure notifications, media playback, uncategorized, other notifications, sending media and silent notifications.

Customize settings by long pressing a notification, selecting “All Categories” and choosing what you prefer.

Facebook to prioritize trusted news outlets.

Facebook wants to earn back your trust by making sure you get to see news from only trusted media outlets. In addition, it plans to elevate local news in a separate section called “Today In” which it announced earlier this month.

Prioritization is active only in the US

Snap Inc fires some staff amid retarded progress

At least 24 people across several divisions have been laid off. Snap Inc said most of these employees were part of its content team.

The move is part of its effort to cut costs due to unstable growth record.

Whatsapp launches business app.

Whatsapp announced its free-to-download Android app that will make it easier for companies to connect to customers as well as users connecting to the businesses they love.

The features include: profiles, messaging statistics, Whatsapp web and account type.


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