Topic archives: Facebook

Can Google and Facebook be scrubbed of fake news?

August 7, 2017 2

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

August 1, 2017 4

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

July 31, 2017 7

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 …

July 27, 2017 2

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 …

July 25, 2017 1

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

July 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?

July 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

July 11, 2017 16

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 …

June 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

June 13, 2017 10

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