Topic archives: social media

Rundle: Israel Folau’s homophobic comments are a flashpoint for players and power

April 18, 2018 23

Folau's fundamentalist comments reveal some of the contradictions that are tearing apart competitive team sport around the world.

#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.

Legally Binding: regarding your excruciating social media usage

March 26, 2018 3

You will hereby cease posting comments with the words “Have not read the whole article but …” (and other important amendments to The Social Contract)

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

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.

Social media policies just another weapon in the war on journos

Social media policies just another weapon in the war on journos

October 16, 2017 2

A company's social media policy may seem like window-dressing, but under the surface it's just another tool for controlling employees.

Public servant social media policy unenforceable, possibly unconstitutional

August 7, 2017 5

The new Turnbull government social media policy has been criticised as an attack of freedom of speech. But does it breach the constituion?

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.

How can you tell if a tweet is credible?

March 6, 2017

It turns out that the more emotional a tweet is, the more likely it is to be believed, writes freelance journalist Anthea Batsakis.

News, news everywhere, but not a word of it is real

News, news everywhere, but not a word of it is real

November 28, 2016 14

Publishing fake news has proven a lucrative business model -- with very real consequences.