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The past week has seen levels of disruption to the social media world that were unthought of this time 12 months ago.

First, we saw Snap’s stock market value plummet by $1.3bn after a single tweet from Kylie Jenner, and over the weekend up-and-coming social media app Vero crashed due to overwhelming traffic from users migrating to the platform from Instagram.

Last week, it was announced that Trinity Mirror Group had acquired Richard Desmond’s Express and Star newspapers, along with OK! Magazine, in a £200m deal. There have been concerns not just over staff cuts, but also the prospect of two right-leaning titles being taken over by a left-leaning entity.

The first major newspaper acquisition in over a decade coincides with a particularly tense period for the industry, as the relationship between the public and the media continues to evolve dramatically.