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Can social media algorithms automatically delete hate speech?

Can social media algorithms automatically delete hate speech?

Scott Morrison claims algorithms can do all the heavy lifting on this front. Is he right?

Free hugs and fatigue: Christchurch one month after a tragedy

Free hugs and fatigue: Christchurch one month after a tragedy

From schools to hospitals and newsrooms, Christchurch is a city heaving under shock and trauma one month after a deadly mosque attack.

The government’s new online content laws will fail us all

The government’s new online content laws will fail us all

Crikey readers discuss the government's rushed online content legislation and the legacy of retiring Labor MP Doug Cameron.

The government’s rush to criminalise online content will have consequences

The government’s rush to criminalise online content will have consequences

Christchurch has spurred the government to rush through laws on sharing and hosting violent content, but their haste has left some gaping holes with potentially dire outcomes.

Disillusioned Australia has a serious case of politics envy

Disillusioned Australia has a serious case of politics envy

Australia's declining trust in politics and politicians paints a vastly different picture to our friends in New Zealand, where voter satisfaction remains high.

Tax cuts, a return to surplus mark 2019 budget

Tax cuts, a return to surplus mark 2019 budget

Good morning, early birds. Tax cuts and an expected return to surplus have marked last night's 2019 federal budget launch, while critics have pointed out significant gaps in foreign aid, ABC funding, Newstart and wages growth. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

How blaming the Greens went from far-right talking point to mainstream debate

How blaming the Greens went from far-right talking point to mainstream debate

The post-Christchurch culture war has seen a backlash against the Greens. The latest attack, which has its roots in the bowels of the internet, is nothing new.

Morrison refuses to rule out One Nation preference

Morrison refuses to rule out One Nation preference

Good morning, early birds. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not ruled out preferencing One Nation despite the party's US gun-lobby scandal, and carbon emissions hit record highs in 2018 partially due to increased coal use. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison allegedly planned to build mass-detention centres for asylum seekers on community bridging visas, and the Coalition and Greens push for respective media reforms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Radicalisation is thriving through both old and new media

Radicalisation is thriving through both old and new media

The flurry of finger-pointing between social and traditional media regarding the amplification of hate-speech misses the point.