Media Files

May 16, 2017

How hacking is portrayed … government support for local content … Netflix’s first all-Australian production

How hacking is shown in the media, the government showing support for Australian content. Plus more media news.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Today in Media Files, we see what hacking looks like, according to stock photos the papers are using to illustrate the latest cyber crime stories. And Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has been out spruiking the government's recent communications announcements.

What does hacking look like? Some stories are harder than others to illustrate. And one of the trickiest of all is a story about hacking. Which is why, when we learned over the weekend that the WannaCrypt malware was spreading across Europe and Russia, we also saw some very questionable usage of stock photos for the news stories.

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2 thoughts on “How hacking is portrayed … government support for local content … Netflix’s first all-Australian production

  1. form1planet

    Shocking lack of verisimilitude from Fairfax – since when is a Y worth 10 points?

    1. Zarathrusta

      This was clearly made by Germans using the German Scrabble set.

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