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Demojo’s Tabloid Tuesday – Issue #14

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:


TikTok users report that they can no longer log in through X

When TikTok first launched, users could choose to sign up through their preexisting social media platforms, like Twitter. But since Twitter became X, those who created their accounts with Twitter report challenges logging in.

The bug doesn’t log users out but makes it difficult to log back in after signing out. This problem existed since Twitter became X and has yet to be fixed with more users encountering it every time they get signed out.


WhatsApp’s new feature lets you shake your phone to get files

Time for everyone to be on the lookout, ‘cause WhatsApp may be getting its own version of AirDrop. WhatsApp is working on a new file-sharing feature that allows users to beam files to other nearby users, just like AirDrop and Nearby Share.


Gmail: Google is reportedly adding an AI voice feature

Google’s AI-assisted email drafting feature might soon come with voice support. It’s still only available through access to Labs, but this new feature uses generative AI to help users draft emails with the prompt “Help Me Write” that is activated with your voice. 


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


How to protect young people from online Tobacco marketing

Many statistics tobacco companies have established a presence on popular social media platforms used by young people, like Instagram. Research suggests the tobacco industry may be seeking to venture into the metaverse, a less-charted territory. The absence of comprehensive regulations in digital marketing means tobacco companies may be able to reach more young people easily.

But India leads the way in protecting streaming audiences from tobacco promotion by expanding on an important piece of legislation, the country’s existing Film Rule. The legislation has now extended their protection to online video streaming platforms as well.


In Other News


Malaysia’s headline inflation rate remained at 1.5% in December 2023, with the consumer price index (CPI) recorded at 131.2 points versus 129.2 a year earlier, said the statistics department.


A Malay-owned workshop breaks barriers by taking on a Chinese intern who was rejected by others in a heartwarming show of racial inclusion.