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Michael Bloomberg Launches Astroturfed Meme Campaign

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has reportedly contracted internet meme-makers and marketers with more than 60 million followers in total to post sponsored content on Instagram promoting his campaign. According to one of the marketers involved, the memes’ engagement “came from people being confused whether or not it was real.”

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Instagram Implements AI to Detect ‘Offensive’ Posts

Instagram is rolling out a new AI tool that will supposedly detect whether someone has captioned their Instagram post with “offensive” content. The social media platform says that the tool, which is meant for tackling online bullying, will suggest that users “reconsider” their choice in words if Instagram’s AI has detected offensive language.

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