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Why is Poland’s government trying to sue an Australian academic?

Why is Poland’s government trying to sue an Australian academic?

Wojciech Sadurski, an outspoken critic of Poland's conservative ruling party, is facing legal threats from both the government and the state-run broadcaster.

Life just got a little harder for Mark Zuckerberg

Life just got a little harder for Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter's decision to ban political ads is great for democracy, and extremely bad for Facebook.

Are troll farms ruining Australian political debate?

Are troll farms ruining Australian political debate?

Are journalists getting more abuse than ever before? And if they are, could troll farms be to blame?

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.