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This is the second instalment of a series on aged care app Mable. Read part one here.

Online carer platform Mable has benefitted from the advertising and marketing support of Murdoch-owned media outlets in what amounts to a remarkable blurring of editorial lines.

As we've reported, Mable failed to supply emergency staffing for the COVID-affected Newmarch aged care facility just days after receiving a multimillion-dollar contract from the federal government to do just that. It has also been criticised by experts for its platform, which provides a kind of carers' matchmaking service. It's a hands-off model that risks putting the vulnerable in charge of the vulnerable.