There is some news concerning your favorite social media apps, so let’s get right into it.

1) Tiktok has started the creator fund for creators. The catch though is one I don’t like: 10K followers and 100K views.  Now, if you have 10K followers and had then for a while you already should have over 100K views. The issue I have is that you need 10k followers. For some that is hard to do, especially if they aren’t big shot influencers. And the way that Instagram treats creators, I find that Tiktok is in no way trying to gain those people on their platform.

2) Facebook AND Instagram are removing posts from users that offer help accessing abortion pills, saying they violate a policy around pharmaceuticals.  A test Facebook post by an AP reporter offering to mail abortion pills was removed within one minute.  Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, gift, request or donate pharmaceuticals is not allowed but posts containing information on the “affordability and accessibility of prescription medication” is allowed and that the company was correcting instances of “incorrect enforcement.”

3) Facebook Groups are now going to be revamped to look like Discord.  If you aren’t familiar with it; Discord is a VoIP and instant messaging social platform. Users have the ability to communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called “servers. Central to the revamping is a new sidebar that lists your groups with rounded square icons. Like with Discord and Slack, you’ll be able to pin groups so that they show up first on the list. Individual groups will have a new menu that seems lifted right from Discord. The menu organizes things like channels, Messenger conversations, and events one after another. The test arrives as Meta begins its shift to make Facebook feel more like TikTok.  Personally, this is all about to get confusing since when Facebook makes changes, they don’t give good instructions on how to use the platform with those specific changes.  And since they still haven’t officially beat Tiktok, this is another way to go after them, and mostly fail.