Facebook and Instagram reacted swiftly to appeals last week by advocacy groups Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, announcing new educational and enforcement measures regarding discussions on the social networks about commercial activity, particularly when it involves regulated items, such as guns.
Facebook is in talks with representatives of advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, with the social network and its Instagram photo- and video-sharing network being accused of enabling the sale of guns, while maintaining that Facebook and Instagram are not ecommerce platforms.
Facebook used its Help Center to outline its policy on photos of people who have undergone mastectomies, and it will refrain from deleting those photos from the social network, following a campaign by breast cancer survivors.
Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram is under fire from advocates for children’s safety, with more than 4,500 signatures having been collected on a petition on Change.org that calls for Instagram to make the default settings private for users aged 13 through 17, and not geotag- and geolocation-enabled.
Repeat after us: Facebook marketing is about more than just likes. Motivity Marketing CEO Kevin Ryan, AgoraPulse Founder and CEO Emeric Ernoult, and AdParlor CEO Hussein Fazal offered specific examples of campaigns that worked for their specific firms in a panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York Tuesday, “Facebook Ads: Can They Promote More Than Just Likes?,” moderated by Fang Digital Marketing CEO Jeff Ferguson.
Facebook was the subject of two petitions that were circulating this week: one positive (against employers asking for the passwords of workers or potential employees), and one negative (demanding that the company add at least one woman to its board of directors).