Topic archives: Twitter

#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.

Leyonhjelm’s pottymouth smacks of political impotence

March 2, 2018 11

Australia has a long tradition of parliamentary vulgarity, but Senator Leyonhjelm might be the first to regularly turn it back on the voters.

‘News’ is Twitter’s job now, especially in Australia

February 19, 2018 2

Twitter is becoming the channel of choice for political news, comment, opinion, not least because Facebook is vacating the field.

Why is Jim Molan retweeting a Russian propaganda account?

February 6, 2018 24

As a former soldier, Senator Jim Molan ought to know better than to share Russian propaganda.

Tips and rumours

January 10, 2018 2

Aussie UN officers distance themselves from the US ... Chook Dad's daughter roasted ... powder leaves parliament blue ...

ABC’s new political editor … Dasher’s collateral damage … Breitbart’s war on Twitter …

ABC’s new political editor … Dasher’s collateral damage … Breitbart’s war on Twitter …

December 14, 2017 5

The ABC has appointed Andrew Probyn its new political editor, replacing Chris Uhlmann.

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.

Razer: social media managers seem convinced we are idiots

October 31, 2017 5

Why do so many social media accounts of so many serious institutions talk to us as though we prefer our institutions or politicians “humanised” and served in the way of a soft drink?

Dash for Cash … A-listers’ anti-piracy hypocrisy … reader support grows at The Guardian …

Dash for Cash … A-listers’ anti-piracy hypocrisy … reader support grows at The Guardian …

October 27, 2017 4

Michaelia Cash's current crisis has been a gift to headline writers. We've picked out some of the best.

What’s a guy gotta do to get suspended from Twitter around here?

What’s a guy gotta do to get suspended from Twitter around here?

October 13, 2017

Rose McGowan got her account suspended in the aftermath of her Harvey Weinstein related tweet-storm. But just how easy or hard is it to get yourself kicked off Twitter?