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Memewatch: Palmer takes an early lead

Memewatch: Palmer takes an early lead

Clive Palmer is spending millions on campaigning, but will his dank memes get him over the line in the end?

Israel Folau’s case is simple, once you look past the distractions

Israel Folau’s case is simple, once you look past the distractions

There are broader questions that don’t have clear answers, of course. But it's not so complex when you keep your eye on the ball.

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?

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.

The Project is one of Ten’s few winners, but who’s watching (and where)?

The Project is one of Ten’s few winners, but who’s watching (and where)?

Ratings have been slipping for The Project (and other news programs) for years now — but the numbers alone don't tell the full story.

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.

From freedom to despair: the internet’s short but fast highway to hell

From freedom to despair: the internet’s short but fast highway to hell

The promise of freedom offered by the internet a decade ago now looks laughable in an age of extremism, surveillance and manipulation. What went wrong?

Social media giants reject criticism over Christchurch footage

Social media giants reject criticism over Christchurch footage

Good morning, early birds. Online giants Facebook and YouTube have defended their platforms' responses to live-streamed footage of Friday's Christchurch shootings, and the Coalition unveils pre-election transport and jobs plans. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Social media and traditional outlets face tighter regulation over terror coverage

Social media and traditional outlets face tighter regulation over terror coverage

As social media giants are under pressure over the hosting of Christchurch attack footage, legacy media outlets are finding they're not free from scrutiny.

Finnish homelessness

Finnish homelessness

Welcome to Side View. This week: do we actually care about homelessness? Social media doesn't rot your brain but space does, and — finally — a cure for giant sharks.