Social Media News Round-Up: Twitter stops political ads, Facebook launches Preventive Health tool, and more

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Social media platforms are constantly evolving and updating with newer features to increase relevance and stickiness for users, brands, and businesses. Here is our weekly roundup of Social Media News this week.

Social Samosa brings you all the latest news, platform updates and trends dominating the digital ecosystem. Social media news this week was dominated by Twitter’s decision to stop political advertising and Facebook launching Preventive Health tool.

Opinion: Impact of Twitter’s stop on political advertising

With Twitter putting a stop to boost political advertising on the platform globally, we take a look at what industry experts feel about the step. Read here.

Facebook launches Preventive Health tool

The newly launched Preventive Health tool is Facebook’s way to help users take inhibitory actions against possible health issues. Read here.

Twitter says tech tools remove one in two abusive tweets in first-half

Twitter’s technology tools removed one in two tweets containing abusive content posted in the first half of this year, it said on Thursday, amid calls to the U.S. social media company and its peers to do more to tackle the issue. Read here.

Facebook shares jump 5% after strong results

Shares of Facebook Inc rose nearly 5% on Thursday, a day after the social network reported its third straight rise in the pace of quarterly sales growth as well as an uptick in users in some of its most lucrative markets. Read here.

Instagram facilitates creator discovery with IGX

With IGX, Instagram popularizes Born on Instagram initiative to facilitate the discovery of creators across India and help them leverage the platform for business. Read here.