Friday Social: Umpf’s New Farmyard Friend, #EqualPayDay and Facebook Boss Under Fire

Juliette

April 13th, 2018

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Our #FridaySocial is a weekly round-up of the key social media news stories from the previous seven days.  Let us know your thoughts in the comments or via Twitter – @Umpf

Facebook Boss Under The Spotlight

It’s been a rough old week for Facebook after Mark Zuckerberg was hauled in front of the US Senate to answer questions such as ‘Does Facebook collect data on users?’ and ‘Should Facebook’s privacy settings default to not sharing personal data?’

Zuckerberg hinted that Facebook could be considering a paid-for version, and also fought back against conspiracy theories that the social media platform taps your microphone. Interestingly, Twitter shares reportedly surged during Zuckerberg’s testimony.

It comes just days after Facebook issued messages to users whose personal information was wrongly obtained by Cambridge Analytica – and even Zuckerberg had to admit that he was one of them.

http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/10/facebook-alerts-people-whose-data-accessed-cambridge-analytica-7456064/

The testimony made for compulsive viewing, and it was only a matter of time before the memes followed…

For more memes, click here.

Celebs Show Support for Equal Pay Day

This week, social media was flooded with support for Equal Pay Day. This year it fell on April 10th, and marks how far into the next year that the average American woman would need to work in order to make as much as the average American man did in the preceding year.

Whilst some are critical of the data, it raises an interesting point worthy of discussion in the mainstream.

Here’s what some celebs had to say:

Will Khloe Break The Internet?

Rumours have been circulating for the past couple of days that Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl (cue the inevitable Twitter meltdown from fans and ensuing media speculation).

But it was only today that Kim confirmed the new arrival on Twitter:

And finally…

It’s been a busy week in the Umpf office but we managed to squeeze in some time with an adorable little lamb – all in the name of research, of course!

The photos are too cute not to share…

Thank us later!Pip & Charlotte

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