Hot Five: Snapchat Q1 report, YouTube CEO confronts copyright complaints, and updates from Facebook F8

Hot Five: Snapchat Q1 report, YouTube CEO confronts copyright complaints, and updates from Facebook F8

To help you keep on top of a busy news cycle and the latest hot topics in influencer marketing, each week we round up the five biggest stories on

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YouTube CEO confronts communication issues, copyright claims, and ad removal

A blog post published by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has touched on some of the current frustrations for creators on the platform.

Snapchat Q1 report shows user growth after a rocky 2018

Snap released its Q1 financial report last week and the results suggest that the company is recovering after a disappointing 2018.

Facebook unveils new design and a fresh focus on 'privacy' at annual F8 keynote

Facebook's annual F8 developer conference kicked off last week. CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailed some changes coming to the platform this year, as well as new developments for Facebook's other products, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus.

PewDiePie urges fans to stop prolific "subscribe to PewDiePie" movement following Christchurch attack

Leading YouTuber Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg has called for his fans and the world to stop pushing the 'subscribe to PewDiePie' meme, following a shooting in New Zealand last month.

Instagram unveils new features designed to combat online bullying

Instagram is currently trying out new features with a strong focus on anti-bullying, including an 'away' mode that users take time away from the platform without deleting their accounts.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.


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