Social Marketing Cluster Facts: Facebook Messenger Eyes Profit, Researchers Accuse YouTube Of Bot View Charges

Every week we dive into this week’s social media news, providing you with real (and amusing) insight into this dynamic industry. What’s up this week?

Facebook looks to Messenger to make a bit of cash, Scammers swoop in on the ‘dislike’ button craze, and YouTube could be overcharging advertisers by billing for bot views.

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Facebook just revealed how it will make money from messages, Jillian D’Onfro, Business Insider

Phishers target Facebook users with scams disguised as ‘dislike’ buttons, Jordan Valinsky, Digiday

Facebook ramps up its instant articles, and the Washington Post is all in, Peter Kafka, Re/Code

Google and Twitter team up to offer their own ‘instant articles’ — with a twist, Peter Kafka, Re/Code

Google charges advertisers for fake YouTube video views, say researchers, Ben Quinn, The Guardian

Instagram hits 400m million users, soaring past Twitter, Kathleen Chaykowski, Forbes Tech

A new design for Tweet and follow buttons, Twitter Staff

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