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Big tech has changed how we live - but we need to wrest back control
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Big tech has changed how we live - but we need to wrest back control

Social media is created by savvy designers who often exploit human biases, but there is mounting evidence that too much screen-time is doing us, and our children, real damage.

  • by Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell

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Threatening social media posts to be banned in France after beheading
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Threatening social media posts to be banned in France after beheading

Authorities say Facebook videos and Whatsapp messages played a pivotal role in inciting the murder of teacher Samuel Paty.

  • by Nicolas Garriga
The Social Dilemma spotlights a daunting new world
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The Social Dilemma spotlights a daunting new world

Social media is not going anywhere. We need to learn how to live with it. And we need to teach our children how to live with it too.

  • by The Herald's View
Ex-Google staffer calls for regulation of big tech to fund journalism
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Ex-Google staffer calls for regulation of big tech to fund journalism

Influential technology critic Tristan Harris wants more regulation of the big technology companies and says Australia's push to charge publishers to fund journalism has application on a global scale.

  • by Cara Waters
It's a Triller: the all-American app backed by big names to take on TikTok
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It's a Triller: the all-American app backed by big names to take on TikTok

The American app has the backing of Donald Trump Jr. and has recruited a host of big name stars from its better known rival.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
'Scary creepy good': The Social Dilemma reveals how our data is tracked
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'Scary creepy good': The Social Dilemma reveals how our data is tracked

After watching "The Social Dilemma", I deleted the Facebook app from my phone.

  • by Cara Waters
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The comic who trumped Trump
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The comic who trumped Trump

Her Donald Trump takedown videos have made Sarah Cooper America’s new comedy hero. Could she be the Democrats' secret weapon in the race for the White House?

  • by Will Pavia
The masks are off: Trump has turned us all into trolls
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The masks are off: Trump has turned us all into trolls

The US President's superpower is dragging everyone into the gutter. But are Americans ghoulish for allowing themselves even the slightest pleasure in his virus misfortune?

  • by Amelia Lester
Trump-social media platform row escalates over Biden son story
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Trump-social media platform row escalates over Biden son story

Decisions about Donald Trump's Facebook posts, including the President's claims that the coronavirus was less deadly than the flu, are taken at the highest level of the company.

Facebook, Twitter restrict access to Hunter Biden New York Post story link
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Facebook, Twitter restrict access to Hunter Biden New York Post story link

The tech giants have restricted access to a New York Post story purportedly based on emails between Joe Biden's son Hunter and Ukrainian business associates.

  • by Matthew Knott
Social media influencers push voting misinformation in the US
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Social media influencers push voting misinformation in the US

Real social media accounts are sharing false claims of voter fraud, misleading photos of ballots dumped in rubbish and stoking fears of violence on Election Day,

  • by Amanda Seitz