Stories by Sara Fischer

Google updates YouTube policy to curb personal attacks

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Google said in a statement Wednesday that it is updating harassment policy for YouTube to curb explicit threats, as well as veiled or implied threats and personal attacks, against viewers and content creators.

Why it matters: Google said it's strengthening its policies in part because it saw a growing trend of creators harassing other creators on the platform. In particular, it saw an uptick in creators starting YouTube channels dedicated to harassment.

New Jersey's Twitter account is a viral hit

Screen shot from Twitter handle for @NJGov
Screenshot via @NJGov

The official Twitter account for the state of New Jersey has been blowing up the internet over the past few weeks.

What's happening: The account tweets important government information alongside a witty mix of New Jersey inside jokes about good pizza and central New Jersey.

Trump and Buttigieg battle for young voters with Snapchat ads

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Pete Buttigieg and President Trump are going head to head in Snapchat ad spend, according to data pulled from Snapchat's public ads library provided by social analytics company Storyful.

Why it matters: While the spend on Snapchat is dwarfed by the millions spent by Democratic candidates on Facebook and Google ads, the data provides an insight into how candidates are targeting young and first-time voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election.