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What you need to read today: Metaverse restraining orders, fishing net phones, and more

New Digital Age highlights some of the best stories you should read across the media, marketing, and advertising press.

News roundup 

AdExchanger

Will Investors Learn Social Nuances?; Crypto’s Score On Super Bowl Ads

Once upon a time, social media challengers begged for Facebook look-alike valuations. But a funny thing happened with social media stocks this week.

Meta

The Guardian

Meta to bring in mandatory distances between virtual reality avatars

Move follows warnings Mark Zuckerberg’s plan for metaverse could lead to increased online harassment.

The Guardian

Facebook appeal over Cambridge Analytica data rejected by Australian court as ‘divorced from reality’

Full bench of the federal court confirms earlier ruling that tech giant collects personal information in Australia.

City A.M.

Mark Zuckerberg and team consider shutting down Facebook and Instagram in Europe if Meta can not process Europeans’ data on US servers

If Meta is not given the option to transfer, store and process data from its European users on US-based servers, Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe.

Amazon

Campaign

Amazon becomes ‘biggest advertiser in history’ with record $16.9bn spend

Ecommerce giant’s ad sales operation is also growing rapidly.

Sustainability

TechCrunch

Samsung gets more fine-tuna to sustainability with phones made from fishing nets

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has been banging its sustainability drum loudly over the past couple of years, with impacts that echo around its ecosystem.

DEI

Mediatel

Breaking the mould: a woman’s journey to the top

Many women in media face the challenge of feeling as if they have to be someone they’re not in order to progress in male-dominated environments. It doesn’t have to be like this.

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