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How fake news works — with the assistance of mainstream media

With a new email scandal in the US, traditional media is falling into the same old traps.

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This dark world: messaging app bans more than 350,000 child abusers and terrorists

Telegram, a messaging app favoured by those banned from more mainstream social media platforms, has removed hundreds of thousands of accounts since January.

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What does it take for Twitter to ban the Trump campaign’s tweets?

More and more accounts connected to the US president are being targeted by the social media platform. What are the rules governing its decision?

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JK Rowling and the curse of the trans character who wasn’t there

It's fine to disagree with JK Rowling. But the abuse the author has received on social media is simply not acceptable.

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When extremists are de-platformed, where do they go? To another platform

New research shows that when far-right figures are booted off Facebook and Twitter, they quickly find a new home — and potentially, a more susceptible audience.

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If a pandemic hits, you must deficit

Good morning, early birds. Australia has its highest day for new COVID-19 infections, the federal government prepares to unveil its biggest ever budget deficit, and Twitter shuns QAnon. It's the news you need to know, with Charlie Lewis.

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The real threat to democracy is right under the government’s nose

Social media platforms are garbage trucks regularly dumping rubbish on the public. They must be brought into line.

Journalism’s reset: from objectivity to moral clarity

From in-house Slack to all-too-public Twitter, from public letters to j’accuse-style resignations, journalism is debating its reshape under pressure from the big cultural reset of the now.

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Anatomy of a racist Trump tweet

Crikey talks to the experts about the US president's use of racist language on social media.

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