Social media sensation Christiaan Van Vuuren (left) on the Logie Awards red carpet last year alongside Irish actress Valene Kane and TV host Matt Okine.
Social media entertainers are creative, entrepreneurial and masters at building the communities that support them. But regulations currently under review could strangle this nascent industry.
Where’s the evidence?
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Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018 about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election.
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Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
The Karate Kid is back – and so is his nemesis.
With nostalgic flashbacks, epic training montages and most of the original cast, Cobra Kai is faithful to the Karate Kid film – all while delivering cutting-edge contemporary social commentary.
Big Daddy Kane performing at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert.
In a time of an overwhelming amount of music available, discerning consumers have to be even more strategic.
Believe the hype.
YouTube steps up to host its own live TV event, but where are the limits on its big stars' behaviour?
Alex Jones speaks during a rally for candidate Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention in July 2016.
Confrontational characters spouting conspiracy theories and fringe ideas have been around since American broadcasting began. With Alex Jones banished from the web, someone else will take his place.
West London group 1011 music group have been banned from making music without police permission.
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
Social media platforms have given a new generation voice and influence for civic good.
The activism of the Parkland teens is a reminder of where social media gets it right. We mustn't forget them in our rush to regulate.
Cutouts depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wearing ‘Fix Fakebook’ displayed on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2018.
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The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.
Facebook’s actions – or inactions – facilitated breaches of privacy and human rights associated with democratic governance.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
Technology can help identify hate speech online, but it’s not a silver bullet solution.
New laws, new tools and new research is required to combat the rise in online hate. That means both regulating social media companies, and making use of technology to help measure compliance.
The negative effects of social media have pushed tech companies to take more responsibility for the health of their users.
Critics want social media platforms regulated like Big Tobacco, but our research shows that their impact on your health depends on how you use them.
NRA TV’s content focuses on ideology rather than guns.
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Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
New, extreme levels of censorship in Turkey could lead to waves of digital activism by tech-savvy generations.
YouTuber Logan Paul and his Mum. He gave her US$10,000 cash for Christmas.
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Will YouTube's new ad rules close down niche vlogs?
Increasing the public's awareness of mental health issues rings hollow when vital services are crumbling.
YouTube celebrity Chrissy Chambers has won damages in a landmark revenge porn case. But not all victims of such abuse will have her means.
Tide pods: neither delicious, nor nutritious.
Eating laundry detergent capsules online is not the fault of the younger generation. In modern society, attention is power.