Topic archives: Facebook

Facebook drops the ‘media’ from social media

January 15, 2018 1

The social media giant is putting an even tighter squeeze on news content, raising questions about how media companies already struggling for engagement are expected to survive.

Facebook wants your nudes and the government says that’s fine

November 13, 2017 8

Facebook is asking you to send it your own nudes. And the eSafety Commissioner is encouraging you to do so.

Why suits will carry on American complicity in Russian misinformation

and November 8, 2017 10

As US lawmakers and tech companies shout about an Honest Ads Act to prevent election meddling, they ignore how much Russia relies on traditional US press to spread disinformation all on their own.

ABC salary details revealed … murdered journo’s family inherits lawsuit … notorious photographer dropped …

ABC salary details revealed … murdered journo’s family inherits lawsuit … notorious photographer dropped …

October 25, 2017 2

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has revealed details of ABC presenter salaries at Senate estimates, saying the highest-paid presenter is a woman.

Razer: #metoo stories will not always heal, but they do feed the media beast

October 19, 2017 5

It seems we do not believe so much in political action as we do in the political power of painful stories. This is misguided.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

October 5, 2017 4

The CEO and founder of Facebook is a rare and billionaire type to be sure, but one, thanks to his habit of being very typical very publicly, we can now identify.

Beer and baby boon: Malcolm Turnbull comes out on top

Beer and baby boon: Malcolm Turnbull comes out on top

September 11, 2017 11

In a vicious cycle of outrage, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull winds up looking relatable in a picture of himself nursing a beer and a baby at the footy.

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.

Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals

May 23, 2017 8

We didn't elect Mark Zuckerberg. He is not qualified to guide democracy, nor to fix much of anything outside of Facebook's censorship policy.

How One Nation disendorsed WA candidates who didn’t strictly toe the party line

March 24, 2017

Transcripts of One Nation's letters and emails to candidates reveal the party's strange, authoritarian inner workings.

VicPol caught snooping via fake Facebook profiles, beats hasty retreat

VicPol caught snooping via fake Facebook profiles, beats hasty retreat

March 17, 2017 3

A number of fake Facebook profiles allegedly associated with Victoria Police social media monitoring have been deleted after questions from Crikey.