Despite prevailing fears of the potential damage wrought by free speech, we aren’t all one edgy meme away from becoming Nazis.
- by Matthew Sini
But researchers monitoring online platforms for the federal government say they are hopeful that in the future social media can help normalise the vaccinations as more Australians receive the jab.
- by Aisha Dow and Melissa Cunningham
News organisations around the world are hailing the passing of new laws to force Facebook and Google into commercial agreements with media companies.
- by Zoe Samios and Lisa Visentin
That Facebook has backed down on its news blockade and is doing deals with news organisations does not address the fundamental problem: the genius of its advertising model is that it has an unconscionable amount of data on its users. And governments aren’t doing a thing about it.
- by Waleed Aly
The deals Google and Facebook have struck to pay for news in Australia are likely to be a model for the world.
- by Robert Whitehead
The problem with being a frog that’s boiled slowly over 15 years is that it can be hard to remember how you got into the pot in the first place, writes the boss of Pedestrian Group.
- by Matt Rowley
Tech giants such as Google and Facebook have agreed to implement stringent measures to tackle misinformation and disinformation following a 2019 federal government request.
- by Zoe Samios
Social media behemoth Facebook tried to strike commercial deals with Nine and News Corp one day after they ripped content from the platform.
- by Zoe Samios and Rob Harris
The News Media Bargaining Code is lousy legislation, but Facebook’s retaliatory ban on Australian news has misfired.
- by Parnell Palme McGuinness