Hot Five: Yogscast CEO steps down, Facebook fined $5bn, and Instagram's hidden likes trial begins

Hot Five: Yogscast CEO steps down, Facebook fined $5bn, and Instagram's hidden likes trial begins

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Yogscast CEO Mark Turpin steps down over sexual harassment allegations

CEO of media company The Yogscast has stepped down from his role at the company amidst ongoing sexual harassment allegations. He is the second departure from the company this month.

YouTube launches educational playlists that are unaffected by the platform's frenetic algorithms

YouTube is introducing a new education feature to promote mathematics, science, music and language within the platform.

Facebook receives record-breaking $5bn FTC fine in wake of Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is the latest recipient of a record-breaking fine set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in light of multiple data scandals, including Cambridge Analytica.

Chinese live-streaming platform DouYu unveils IPO pricing

Live-streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Limited has revealed the pricing of its IPO, with shares priced at $11.5 per ADS.

Instagram is now trialing hidden likes in select countries

As part of a trial to remove social pressure, Instagram has hidden likes on its platform across a handful of countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada and Ireland.

Influencer Editor

Danielle Partis is Editor of She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.


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