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Can Google and Facebook be scrubbed of fake news?

Can Google and Facebook be scrubbed of fake news?

Christopher WarrenAug 7, 20172 Comments

Google and Facebook are both trying to mitigate the influence of fake news. But how successful can they be?

One Nation's magically backdated invoice raises serious governance questions

One Nation's magically backdated invoice raises serious governance questions

Tom RavlicAug 1, 20174 Comments

Sandy Baraiolo wrote to the party of her concern about PHON’s provision of receipts that did not, in her view, align with her banking records, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.

The 'fake news' shitstorm gathers momentum

The 'fake news' shitstorm gathers momentum

Christopher WarrenJul 31, 20177 Comments

What makes dealing with this “tsunami of polluted information” so difficult is that the forces driving it are not simple, writes journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren.

Sky News on Ten? ... mid-year Walkleys ... Trudeau for (US) president ...

Sky News on Ten? ... mid-year Walkleys ... Trudeau for (US) president ...

Emily WatkinsJul 27, 20172 Comments

Could Sky News be Ten's saviour? And other media tidbits of the day.

The war on the war on the war on Christianity ... Snopes on the ropes ... royal pun ...

The war on the war on the war on Christianity ... Snopes on the ropes ... royal pun ...

Emily WatkinsJul 25, 20171 Comment

News Corp has accused the ABC of waging a war on Christians. Media Watch, as ever, has entered the fray.

Traditional media not completely cut out in PM's cut-through strategy

Traditional media not completely cut out in PM's cut-through strategy

Josh TaylorJul 21, 2017

Turnbull is still as reliant on traditional media outlets as he is social media, despite a concerted push in his office to bypass them.

What can media regulators do with Facebook and Google?

What can media regulators do with Facebook and Google?

Christopher WarrenJul 17, 2017

If Facebook and Google are getting into the news business, how do you regulate the industry?

Media Watch's appeal to the future of 'public interest journalism' is snobbish and unbalanced

Media Watch's appeal to the future of 'public interest journalism' is snobbish and unbalanced

David SalterJul 11, 201716 Comments

What was meant to be a "special edition" of Media Watch was actually a predictable lecturette.

Isentia taking Meltwater to court ... ABC journo's miraculous escape ... News Corp's Beatles moment ...

Isentia taking Meltwater to court ... ABC journo's miraculous escape ... News Corp's Beatles moment ...

Emily WatkinsJun 16, 2017

Isentia says Meltwater is taking its hard work and then passing it on to clients.

George Brandis' encryption claims show just how ignorant he is

George Brandis' encryption claims show just how ignorant he is

Bernard KeaneJun 13, 201710 Comments

George Brandis appears to not even have the most basic understanding of encryption even as he talks about wanting to break it.