It was recently confirmed by the British government that, in an attempt to fight widespread obesity, unhealthy food ads will be restricted from October 2022. Under the new regulations, adverts for food and drinks high in fat, sugar, and salt (HFSS) will not be allowed to air on television before 9 pm.
Adding to their ever-expanding arsenal of media products—Facebook announced Bulletin, a newsletter platform, earlier this month. In its current iteration, it is a standalone platform for free and paid articles and podcasts, in which users can subscribe to their favorite writers.
Mark Zuckerburg has announced that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp will be gaining new eCommerce features. Intended to help retailers get their products in front of more customers, the additional tools came along with the news that users are increasingly turning to Facebook as a discovery engine to find new products.
The implications of a recent report from the Pew Research Center confirming that YouTube and Facebook are still the most widely used social media platforms in the United States — although only one is on the up. The study found that although both Facebook and YouTube hold the top spots, YouTube remains singular for its growth.