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Digital Digest: October 10, 2023

Digital Team

 👀 What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s landmark social media (TechCrunch, 10/04/23): The U.S. Supreme Court is currently reviewing two cases that will determine how much power social media platforms have to control what does and does not appear on their platforms.

Why it matters: In line with the U.S. First Amendment with free speech, the results of these cases could have a huge impact on the power of free speech and where big players like social media platforms will gain control against hate speech, as an example.

 💬 YouTube Test New Community Notes Feed in Mobile App (SocialMediaToday, 10/07/23): Social platform experiments continue, this time with YouTube testing out an X-like text feed update to make Community Posts a bigger part of community engagement.

Why it matters: All channel managers are now able to use the feature, which creates an opportunity to directly engage with viewers, allowing brands access to a more direct touchpoint with their audiences.