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Blagger's Blog: Snapchat linked to mental health issues, Facebook censors journalist, Microsoft AR


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As we blogged about on Wednesday, news has filtered through to Smoking Gun towers that legendary music, fashion, and culture bible The Face is set to re-appear after publishing its final issue back in 2004. Details are vague, we don’t know what format the magazine will return in, or when, but it’s happening thanks to newly formed indie publishing house Wasted Talent, which is also behind Mixmag and Kerrang.

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Facebook has come under fire this week for censoring Pulitzer-winning Maltese journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia. The reporter, who worked on exposing the Panama Papers scandal, published four posts on allegations of wrongdoing by Malta’s prime ministry, Joseph Muscat, and energy minister, Konrad Mizzi, including images taken from documents involved in the Panama Papers leak. The situation has raised even more concerns over the social network’s ability to influence and control the news.

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Microsoft has patented an AR glasses design that can tell the wearer what they should and shouldn’t eat.

Facebook is set to roll out new navigation and notification options for Messenger.

Just in case you missed us

This week we have been blogging on ABTA’s Crisis Communications event, which took place in Manchester on Wednesday and Snapchat’s new World Lenses feature, whilst also sharing a few top tips for better web copywriting.

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