Meta Launches New Transparency Around AI – The new update will aim to identify and label content made with AI. The goal is to provide more transparency to users and prevent false information on the sites.
Political Ads will be Flagged for AI Content – As political ads heat up in the US and globally, Meta has announced that it will flag ads that use AI or other editing/manipulation. For example, an ad from Ron Desantis altered images and audio that Meta flagged.
Meta Quarterly Results – Facebook continues to grow (despite negative news narratives). Revenue is also up significantly. This shows that Facebook and Meta aren’t going anywhere – they are only getting bigger.
Threads has 130 Million Active Monthly Users – This is great news for the new social network. They continue to grow users and active users. As they look to increase features and further embed the content in other Meta platforms, this will likely continue to grow.
Facebook Launches New Video Ad Metric – Engaged view aims to link views to conversions. “Engaged-view can be counted in ads measurement reporting when someone plays your video ads for a minimum of 10 seconds (or watches 97% of the video length if it’s less than 10 seconds) and converts within a 1-day window.”
Meta Ads Removes some Core Audience Targeting – The announcement isn’t specific about what is being removed, but you can see if your ads are impacted in the ads manager. Ads with outdated targeting will run until mid-March, so check your ads for issues and adapt in the next month.
Meta Launches IP Protection Center – If you have trademarked images or products, you can now register with Meta. They will actively look for others infringing on your IP and report it to you.
Reels Get More Views vs. TikTok – A new study shows that Reels get more views vs. TikTok videos. The visibility of Reels is HUGE despite the hype of TikTok.
LinkedIn News Updates
New Tabs in Network Make it Easier to Catchup – This new feature separates contacts in your network to make it easier to stay relevant with your network. It separates new connection opportunities from calls to action to reach out to your existing network. This is a great way to find prompts to help you engage with your network.
X Launches AI Content Guidelines – After AI-generated nude photos of Taylor Swift flooded X, she reportedly was considering legal action. In response, X removed any results for Taylor Swift in searches on the platform and has launched new safeguards.