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Unfortunately it seems advertising on Facebook in Australia for political purposes is still a 2016 US election-esque case of “catch me if you can”.
Social media giants reject criticism over Christchurch footage
Good morning, early birds. Online giants Facebook and YouTube have defended their platforms' responses to live-streamed footage of Friday's Christchurch shootings, and the Coalition unveils pre-election transport and jobs plans. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Social media and traditional outlets face tighter regulation over terror coverage
As social media giants are under pressure over the hosting of Christchurch attack footage, legacy media outlets are finding they're not free from scrutiny.
Will consumers get a look-in when it comes to breaking up Big Tech?
The regulatory tide has turned against big tech companies with a vengeance — but will consumer interests be addressed in the rush to regulate?
When harmful content is posted online, who is ultimately responsible?
The devolution of a Facebook NRL memes page into something much more insidious has raised important questions about how the internet and the law intersect.