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Shutterstock Outlines Rising Visual Trends of Note for 2020 [Infographic]

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Visual content provider Shutterstock has this week published its latest listing of key design trends which it expects will have a major impact in 2020.

Shutterstock’s annual trend reports are based on shifts that it’s seeing in the usage of its platform – Shutterstock hosts over 300 million images, and 16 million video clips, which are utilized in a range of ways across the web by marketers, artists, advertisers and more. ​

As per Shutterstock’s CMO Lou Weiss:

“This year’s data points toward the pursuit of meaning, happiness, and opportunity in new, creative projects – traits that may be reflective of the uncertainty in our climate and the year ahead.”

Certainly, climate change has been high on the agenda in the first weeks of 2020 – could these trends be linked to more global changes like this?

Regardless, given Shutterstock’s popularity, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more indicative measure of coming visual shifts.

You can read Shutterstock’s full report here, or check out the infographic below.

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Twitter adds warning labels to false Ukraine war posts

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Twitter adds warning labels to false Ukraine war posts

Misleading tweets about Russia’s war on Ukraine will be hidden behind messages warning they could cause real world harm under a new Twitter policy. – Copyright AFP Asif HASSAN

Twitter on Thursday said it will put warning labels on demonstrably false posts about Russia’s war in Ukraine under a new “crisis misinformation policy.”

Tweets violating the new rule will be hidden behind messages saying that misleading information in the posts could cause real-world harm, said Twitter head of safety and integrity Yoel Roth.

Twitter users will then have to click on a link to see an offending post.

“While this first iteration is focused on international armed conflict, starting with the war in Ukraine, we plan to update and expand the policy to include additional forms of crisis,” Roth said in a blog post.

Examples of the kinds of posts that would merit warning labels included false reports about what is happening on the ground and how the international community is responding.

Twitter said it will make a priority of adding warning labels to tweets from high-profile accounts such as state-affiliated media outlets, governments, and users whose identities have been verified.

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“Conversation moves quickly during periods of crisis, and content from accounts with wide reach are most likely to rack up views and engagement,” Roth said.

He added that the new policy will guide Twitter’s efforts “to elevate credible, authoritative information, and will help to ensure viral misinformation isn’t amplified or recommended by us during crises.”

The content moderation move comes as Twitter faces the prospect of being bought by billionaire Elon Musk.

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The controversial Tesla chief openly advocates for anyone to be able to say whatever they want on Twitter, no matter how untrue, as long as it doesn’t break the law.

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