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Hashtag is trending, IBM chairman resigns on July 5; long tik tok videos; Facebook's extremist warning

Hashtag is trending, IBM chairman resigns on July 5; long tik tok videos; Facebook's extremist warning

IBM president steps down, TikTok will raise its video length limit, and Facebook is researching a warning system for extremist content.

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IBM President Jim Whitehurst stepped down on Friday as part of a massive leadership reshuffle. Whitehurst joined IBM in 2019 as part of a $34 billion RedHat acquisition. He formally became the chairman of IBM in 2020. Friday's role change saw IBM stock drop as much as five percent, with some Twitter users even speculating it could hurt RedHat employees. leave the company. Currently, Whitehurst's position is vacant without replacement.

TikTok users will soon be able to create longer videos to compete with other social media platforms. Through the change, TikTok expects its users to stay on its service instead of flocking to YouTube or Instagram if the 60-second limit isn't enough. Increasing the length of the video will also reduce the need to string together multiple short clips, reducing the feel of juggling between transitions. You will have to wait a long time for this change to take effect; TikTok said that the new feature will be rolling out in the coming weeks.

Facebook is testing a new system that warns users about harmful extremist content. When the system starts up, the affected user will receive a notification with resources to help them understand their threats. The social media platform, which has more than 2.8 billion users worldwide, has been asked to toughen its policies on extremist groups. The feature is still in the experimental stage, but a Facebook spokesperson told NewsHub that the company has partnered with experts to research its implications.

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