Deleting your Clubhouse account is a nightmare, especially for sex workers
(Tue, 02 Mar 2021) Clubhouse has a safety
The invite-only social media app, which lets people gather in audio-only "rooms" for free-flowing discussions, is in the midst of an explosive growth spurt. With reportedly over 10 million users as of mid-February, the demand for accounts is so high that people are trying to sell them for as much as $100. The real challenge, however, lies in deleting an account — a potentially
serious safety concern for users now struggling to do so as they see their professional and personal lives unwillingly mixed.
The problem is twofold. Clubhouse requires users to sign up with phone numbers, and also requires access to users' entire phone contact lists to send out invites to other people. As the app is
still invite-only, this forces people to share their contact lists if they want to invite their friends or colleagues to the platform. Read more...
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Minneapolis will pay influencers to post during the George Floyd murder trials
(Sun, 28 Feb 2021)
Minneapolis, Minn. approved a unique program on Friday.
The city will pay social media influencers
to spread “approved messages” during the trials of the police officers charged with killing George Floyd.
The Minneapolis City Council passed the program, “contracts with community organizations for public safety and engagement
services,” with the intent of curbing misinformation around the cases. It includes partnerships with local media institutions and outreach with community groups as well.
The social media influencer portion of the program is described as “paid partnerships with community members who are considered trusted messengers and have large social media presence to share
City generated and approved messages.” Read more...
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