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We’re here with our weekly round-up of the top social media news stories from the week. We summarise the latest social updates in quick snippets so that you can stay up-to-date with all things social.

Our top story this week is that Facebook is developing a speech recognition feature. Facebook’s code and patent filings indicate that Facebook is developing a voice functionality which could give people more ways to use Facebook. Is it a feature that you feel excited about and would use? (via TechCrunch).

Snapchat is only sharing ad revenue with select Creators. Despite wanting to form better relationships with Creators, Snapchat is still only sharing revenue with a select few. As we’ve watched Snapchat’s popularity slowly decline since its redesign, we can’t help but think that this needs to change and fast. (via DigiDay).

The UK’s competition watchdog is cracking down on Influencers’ ads. Being clear about ads and sponsored content isn’t an option it’s a must, and the regulator is currently investigating the ad transparency of several celebrities and Influencers. So, watch out as they vow to name anybody who’s not following the rules. (via BBC).

YouTube is continuing to grow. Showing no signs of slowing down, YouTube has bid to release up to 50 original TV shows in 2019. Definite signs that it’s not a platform which you should be ignoring. (via SlashFilm).

Facebook is scoring users with a trustworthiness scale. In a bid to combat fake news and those flagging it up, the network is now checking the reputation of those flaggers. Be warned, you can’t cheat the system for long. (via BBC).

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