Google and Facebook attract plenty of users and advertising dollars in Australia, but the ACCC will have to work with other watchdogs overseas on any effective regulation.
Researchers examined how youth on three continents think about digital technology today and conducted an experiment to learn what youth said after living without their phones for a week.
The ACCC Digital Platforms Report recommends several ways to revive journalism in the social media age, including A$50m in direct grants to local news services.
It is possible for teenagers to be addicted to screen-time activities such as video gaming. It is also possible for parents to do something about it.
Being seen to lead is clearly an important political aspect of managing online content. But internet regulation must focus on creating policy that is clear, accountable, balanced and open to appeals.
New Zealand's largest general newspaper has launched a paywall this week, with likely repercussions for other media organisations and readers.
After the 2016 US election and ensuing Cambridge Analytic scandal, there was a lot of scaremongering around digital election campaigning. But this hysteria is, for the most part, unfounded.
Nation states are covertly working against each other on the very same digital platforms they use to collaborate in areas such as trade and manufacturing.
Are you annoyed at Facebook? You're not alone – and momentum is growing across the world to use regulation and the law to rein in the behaviours of this and other digital platforms.
Each day, readers are bombarded with shocking, inspiring and informative images. In their overwhelming volume, they can be easily forgotten. Nonetheless, some do rise to the top.
Academic research highlights the dangers – personal and societal – of giving too much time and attention to social media.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
Findings from a new study suggest that the main source of news for Mandarin-speakers living in Australia is local, Chinese-language outlets accessed via WeChat.
People should be a bit more careful when signing off their emails and text messages. Not everyone wants a kiss.
Despite their derision, media outlets such as the Canary and Breitbart, still source much of their information from the mainstream press.
What does the future newsroom look like?
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We often hear about media companies shedding staff and revenues, but is there hope? We ask the man with a mission to launch 100 media start-ups in three years: what does the future newsroom look like?
The #MeToo movement has attracted mainstream media attraction, but women are using many digital platforms to share their experiences of sexual violence.
Netflix has chosen a high-quality Mexican arthouse movie as a flagship production for its new distribution model.
The new technology behind machine learning-enhanced fake videos has a crucial flaw: Computer-generated faces don't blink as often as real people do.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.