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Media players jostle for control in digital platforms inquiry

Media players jostle for control in digital platforms inquiry

Media organisations may get what they asked for. But there's a catch.

How the internet’s champions of free speech control the message

How the internet’s champions of free speech control the message

Ginger Gorman chased down Facebook and Twitter for months with questions about online abuse. She got answers, but she can't exactly report them.

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.

How a civil rights icon came to promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

How a civil rights icon came to promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

Acclaimed novelist Alice Walker recommends David Icke, Andrew Broad's unfortunate tweet, and a logo designer's Freudian slip.

Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Facebook, Google, even Amazon should 'fess up to the fact that they're publishers and act accordingly, say experts.

Matthew Guy is listening to the needs of all Victorians (he hasn’t already blocked)

Matthew Guy is listening to the needs of all Victorians (he hasn’t already blocked)

The Victorian Liberal leader has a bad reputation of blocking people on social media. It may be satisfying at the time, but it raises some important broader questions.

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Lucas was at first temporarily suspended, which was then made permanent because her account had posted threatening or violent content.

Anguished social media warriors have it wrong on Husar

Anguished social media warriors have it wrong on Husar

Many progressives on social media are guilty of exactly the kind of filtering and denialism they deride Trump supporters and climate denialists for.

Samantha Maiden goes quiet, Red Symons on ABC sacking, HuffPost Australia’s phantom staff

Samantha Maiden goes quiet, Red Symons on ABC sacking, HuffPost Australia’s phantom staff

Sky News' Samantha Maiden has apparently been suspended from duties while lawyers investigate claims against her from colleagues, but Sky's keeping its lips shut.

Rudd: methodology lets down misguided analysis

Rudd: methodology lets down misguided analysis

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd responds to Fergus Ryan's recent Crikey article.