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Demojo’s Tabloid Tuesday – Issue #12

Every week, we will be sharing news related to the advertising industry, changes coming to our favourite social media platforms, and other relevant news which might be of interest to you! Here’s this week’s top headlines:


Facebook to roll out Link History feature globally

Facebook’s Link History is not entirely new, but Meta has confirmed that users will soon have the Link History feature, available on both IOS and Android. This feature allows users to view a list of links of websites that they’ve visited in the past 30 days. Furthermore, when users allow Link History, Facebook may use user’s information to improve ads across Meta technologies.


TikTok removes 1.5 million videos violating safety guidelines

TikTok has outlined new measures in content moderation and community protection for its Malaysian users and removed about 1.5 million videos in the country alone that violated these laws.

In the platform’s Community Guidelines Enforcement Report for July to September 2023, TikTok revealed that it has removed videos and suspended LIVEs that did not meet TikTok’s community guidelines, terms of service and advertising policies such as integrity and authenticity, mental and behavioural health, privacy and security, regulated goods and commercial activities, safety and civility, sensitive and mature themes, and youth safety and well-being.


Instagram YouTube demonetized public domain ‘Steamboat Willie’ video

On January 4, Thursday, voice actor and YouTuber Brock Baker uploaded a new video, titled “Steamboat Willie (Brock’s Dub),”  to his YouTube channel. Shortly after the video was uploaded, YouTube demonetized the video. However, Steamboat Willie moved into the public domain as of the new year, so Baker’s video should have been completely fine for creating and distributing, as well as monetizing.


That’s enough social news for now, so let’s move on over to other marketing news.


The beginning of the end of third-party cookies in Google’s Chrome

Google is disabling third-party cookies for 1% of its Chrome users worldwide, which will affect 32 million of its 3.22 billion international users of the browser. It’s a small step for Google, but a giant leap into the unknown for digital advertising.


In Other News

Imposing penalties on companies who bring in foreign workers but fail to provide them with jobs is crucial in deterring such practices. Plantations and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said strict punishment would force companies to reconsider bringing in foreign workers if they could not guarantee employment.


Body aching all over from sitting down in front of your desk for too long? Your muscles tense no matter how much stretching you do? Here are four ways to relieve that stress after a long day at work.