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.
April 18, 2018 24
Folau's fundamentalist comments reveal some of the contradictions that are tearing apart competitive team sport around the world.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
November 28, 2016 14
Publishing fake news has proven a lucrative business model -- with very real consequences.
October 28, 2016 11
Facebook is no longer sharing news articles for free. Why? Because it wants publishers to pay for them.
September 13, 2016
Australian Press Council has called on Facebook to publish its editorial policy, if it has one.
June 23, 2016
Periscope and Facebook Live allowed the network to continue its coverage of a gun control debate.
June 16, 2016 2
Is it the job of the public broadcaster to weigh in on official channels about the term "radical Islam"?
May 24, 2016
The supermarket giant is probably crying over spilt milk.
May 10, 2016
Facebook is more like a traditional news organisation than you think.
April 22, 2016 5
Shaming people on social media make victims feel that they have a voice, but it undermines the entire justice system, writes freelance journalist Scott Kovacevic.
February 23, 2016
One of the more popular theories behind an incendiary Twitter account called the Republic of Nauru is that it is run from Australia by Lyall Mercer from Mercer PR. Mercer PR has for the past few years facilitated communication between Australian journalists as the government of Nauru, and last year Mercer locked his Twitter account […]
October 9, 2015
The golden oldies are taking to social media in droves. And other business tidbits of the day.