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It's time for Big Tech to be held to account
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It's time for Big Tech to be held to account

Social media platforms need to be held to account as publishers. We can make this happen.

  • by Anne Webster

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Inside Twitter’s decision to cut off Trump

Inside Twitter’s decision to cut off Trump

Jack Dorsey was working remotely on a private island in French Polynesia when a Twitter executive phoned to reveal the decision to lock down President Trump's account.

  • by Kate Conger and Mike Isaac
'Too angry, too political, too commercial': social media at tipping point
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'Too angry, too political, too commercial': social media at tipping point

More regulation is coming for social media, but users are pushing the real agenda. Media savvy friends are becoming reluctant users of platforms and taking them off their phones.

  • by Stephen Brook
War of words over free speech: who gets to judge what we see and say?

War of words over free speech: who gets to judge what we see and say?

Social media critics on both sides are united in their call for consistency and clear standards for free speech.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
'Down the rabbit hole': Trump backers seek online refuges after big tech backlash

'Down the rabbit hole': Trump backers seek online refuges after big tech backlash

Online supporters of President Donald Trump are scattering to smaller social media platforms, fleeing what they say is unfair treatment by Facebook, Twitter and other big tech firms looking to squelch misinformation and threats of violence.

  • by David Klepper and Amanda Seitz
Twitter was right to ban Donald Trump

Twitter was right to ban Donald Trump

Yes, Twitter limited Trump’s freedom of speech. But in the circumstances, it was clearly trying to prevent further attempts to undermine American democracy.

  • by Matthew Kean
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Summer's hot on social media but that doesn't have to mean FOMO
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Summer's hot on social media but that doesn't have to mean FOMO

It may look like everyone else is having a blast without you, but much can be gained from quiet moments alone.

  • by Marnie Vinall
Why does the internet think Armie Hammer is a cannibal?

Why does the internet think Armie Hammer is a cannibal?

If you've been on the internet in recent days, chances are you've seen American actor Armie Hammer's name trending for, shall we say, unusual reasons.

  • by Thomas Mitchell
'Pay for content, don't block it': Frydenberg warns Google over news experiment

'Pay for content, don't block it': Frydenberg warns Google over news experiment

The Treasurer has rebuked Google for preventing some local users from seeing news websites, saying it should instead focus on paying for original content.

  • by Angus Livingston
Twitter CEO says Trump ban was right, but sets a 'dangerous precedent'

Twitter CEO says Trump ban was right, but sets a 'dangerous precedent'

In a lengthy philosophical tweetstorm, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said he took no pride in the decision to remove President Donald Trump's account from the service last week.

  • by Elizabeth Dwoskin
TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

A month after US regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the under-18 crowd.

  • by Barbara Ortutay