Topic archives: Facebook

So you’ve been falsely identified as an erectile dysfunction ambassador

June 5, 2018 1

Eddie McGuire was used in a fake article endorsing an erectile dysfunction supplement last month. He said he'd sue, but is there any point? What's the smart play here?

Crikey Worm: Google and Facebook levy to get government tax cuts over the line

May 21, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The government's tax plan looks like it might get up with the help of a tax on Google and Facebook. Plus: Anthony Albanese asks why Australia hasn't supported an inquiry to the massacre in Gaza. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The cost of Facebook’s free internet in Asia-Pacific

April 30, 2018 3

The social media monolith's efforts to grow by bringing free proprietary internet services to developing regions of the Asia Pacific has undermined press freedoms and enabled sectarian tension.

Rundle: next stop, socialising Google and Facebook

April 26, 2018 6

As the banking Royal Commission makes clear, the need for social ownership and public control of financial institutions is more important than ever. And it doesn't stop there.

Facebook downplays dominance as ACCC submissions are filed

April 23, 2018

Facebook is intent on denying it has a monopoly on the market. Is that going to fly with the competition regulator?

The most revealing quotes from Zuckerberg’s Congress testimony

April 11, 2018 2

Facebook has a lot to answer for here — and what they say will affect the whole tech industry.

Daily Mail responds to court action … Facebook privacy investigation … Fox loses its grip …

April 6, 2018 1

Australia has launched its own investigation into Facebook's use of data, following a backlash against the social media giant.

#Libspill lies: the problem of groupthink is on us as much as social media platforms

April 6, 2018 14

Fake news about an imminent Dutton Prime Ministership illustrates why social media users are as much to blame as platforms for the deep problems created online.

Will Cambridge Analytica push Facebook to its Myspace moment?

April 4, 2018 1

As the fall of Myspace showed a decade ago, nothing is too big to fail.

It isn’t just greedy corporations using and abusing your private data

and March 28, 2018 7

Businesses, charities, advocacy groups and activists are far from innocent in this system.

Contributor cut at Fairfax … AFLW’s front-page glory … ball-gate and broadcast rights …

March 26, 2018 8

There has been another high-profile victim falling to Fairfax's budget cutting measures. And other media tidbits of the day.

You don’t get to 500 million friends without stealing some of their data

March 22, 2018

Razer: if Zuckerberg paid me for my private data, I’d hand it over in a second

March 22, 2018 26

Pretty soon, automation and wage stagnation will mean a great many of us will have no other choice but to sell our private information to make a living.

Facebook’s privacy invasion is the business model of the entire internet

March 21, 2018 24

The focus on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica obscures the extent to which the monetisation of privacy and its sale to advertisers is the core financial model of the online world.

Is the ACCC inquiry into Facebook and Google out of date already?

March 20, 2018 2

With the revelations about Cambridge Analytica and a plummeting stock price, there are arguably much more pressing issues to discuss.

What role does trolling and ‘fake news’ play in Australian elections?

March 19, 2018 4

The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.

Casting the first stone … more media gender pay gaps revealed … recycling (and re-recycling) TV …

March 15, 2018 2

The Herald Sun's Paul Tatnell has taken a shot at The Daily Mail Australia in an ongoing pass-ag war over content theft. And other media tidbits of the day.

Facebook’s constant algorithm tweaking may push journalists away for good

March 12, 2018 7

The affects of Facebook's pivot away from news media are being felt in earnest as publications relying on social media begin to close shop

Facebook and Google post record revenues as government pressure falls flat

February 5, 2018

The media monoliths continue their unstoppable growth, despite fines from the EU and continued cries from traditional marketing bodies.

Fairfax HQ moving house … ABC sound library plan … Facebook users less engaged? …

February 1, 2018

Fairfax is shopping around for a new Sydney headquarters. An email to staff this morning fromCEO Greg Hywood said the company had started looking for a new home in or around the Sydney CBD.