Annastacia Palaszczuk appears to have neutralised the Adani coal mine as a campaign issue.
Twitter activity over the first two weeks of the Queensland election campaign shows good support for Labor and a slowdown of the Adani debate.
Longer doesn't always mean better. But it's not the end of the world, either.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially dismissed as “crazy” the warnings that Russia had been using Facebook to spread propaganda in the 2016 U.S. election. He has since apologized and introduced plans and tools aimed at fighting false information on the platform. In this file photo, he delivers the commencement address at Harvard University in May.
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In a fight for the global flow of information, social media firms must be regulated. Their billions of dollars in revenue put their financial interests in conflict with truth and democracy.
Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads used in 2016 election released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee.
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A scholar asks whether democracy itself is at risk in a world where social media is creating deeply polarized groups of individuals who tend to believe everything they hear.
Germany has introduced new legislation to try to stop the rise of online hate speech. It’s a phenomenon that’s happening in Canada too and many analysts point to the impact of Donald Trump’s politics.
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There has been a 600 per cent increase in online hate speech since Nov. 2015. The solution to stop the tide lies in both anti-hate laws and self-awareness education for audiences.
An Australian Bureau of Statistics postal vote for marriage law reform, yes or no.
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Plenty of debate on Twitter about the marriage reform survey, and data from that can be crunched to predict the result. So what is it?
Examining the president’s Twitter activity.
Evaluating behavior using the elements of addiction can shed light on the president's – and anyone else's – tendencies to use social media.
Heritage Minister Melanie Joly recently announced a new policy for Canada’s cultural and creative industries competing in a digital world, but it offers little help for organizations that produce serious journalism.
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The Canadian news industry is in a crisis. Rather than providing a way forward, the Liberal government suggests that Facebook, Twitter, and Google will "jumpstart digital news innovation."
There’s a global war going on, and a global arms race to go with it. It’s not a race for physical weapons, it’s a race to develop cyber weapons of psychological, emotional, financial and infrastructure attack.
Hostile foreign powers and even tech companies are not attacking us with bullets and bombs; they're doing it with bits and bytes. It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what to do about the third world war being waged in cyberspace?
Twitter is experimenting with 280 characters.
Twitters experiment with 280 characters bears a remarkable resemble to the time Coca Cola changed its formula. That didn't end well.
A crowd gathers before a speech by Ben Shapiro at University of California Berkeley.
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From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
Twitter is trialing 280-character tweet limits - but will it help its flawed business model?
‘Smile for the birdy.’
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.
The ABC had an unexpected viral hit last month.
ABC News has quietly moved into third place in the domestic online news market and had a piece that went unexpectedly viral in Korea.
A recent research project about the 2015 Canadian election showed social media is no substitute for local news coverage.
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Local news is as important to communities as clean air, but the failing business model of traditional journalism has left the local news industry in rapid decline.
Trust me, I’m not the one to ask.
In a language as idiosyncratic as English, linguistic pedantry is futile and misguided.
Barack Obama on a 2013 visit to South Africa.
Barack Obama may have chosen Mandela's words for his tweet precisely because they offered some distance from the political space in the US.
IS supporters are turning away from Twitter.
New research has tracked how quickly Twitter accounts linked to extremism are being suspended.
Social media posts, such as this image uploaded to Flickr, can be repurposed for reef health monitoring.
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Mining social media posts from tourism hotspots such as coral reefs could turn tourists into environmental citizen scientists without them even realising it.
Our internet is becoming increasingly fragmented thanks to local laws.
Locals laws and norms are breaking up the internet as we know it.