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The rise in social media platforms means it can be a lot easier to get in touch with some MPs.

Influencers? Just say no

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Sick of social media "influencers"?

May we introduce Joe Nicchi, a small business owner who has told these Instagram-dwelling individuals where to go.

In an interview with The Guardian, Mr Nicchi, who runs ice cream truck CVT Soft Serve, tells of how these so-called influencers ask him for freebies in exchange for a photo of them plugging his business.

The straight-talking Mr Nicchi gives them short shrift, even turning down a celebrity endorsement.

"As much as I’d love to do that, I don’t think my kid’s school accepts celebrity photos as a form of tuition payment,” he says.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp photo glitch fixed

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Facebook say glitches affecting its platforms have now been resolved.

Users across the world had been unable to upload or view photos, videos and other files.

The problems had affected its Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp apps.

"The issue has... been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone," it tweeted. It added that an unspecified issue had been accidentally "triggered" during "routine maintenance".

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