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Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs may have to take notice of their workers’ complaints. Aaron Schwarz / Shutterstock

Revenge of the moderators: Facebook’s online workers are sick of being treated like bots

Mark Zuckerberg may try to minimise their concerns, but Facebook moderators and other online workers are beginning to organise for their own protection.
Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with lawmakers in Washington, DC. Shawn Thew/EPA

The fightback against Facebook is getting stronger

Mark Zuckerberg's recent meetings with US lawmakers suggests his company is worried about the growing number of investigations, regulations and fines it faces.
Insecurities young people have about their bodies are often exacerbated by unrealistic content on social media. From shutterstock.com

In a virtual universe of ‘perfect’ bodies, Instagram’s new policy offers important protection for young users

Adolescence is a time of heightened vulnerability around body image. Instagram's policy to stop teens viewing posts advertising weight loss 'solutions' and cosmetic procedures is socially responsible.
Recent revelations about the lack of privacy protections in place at the companies involved in Facebook’s new Libra crytocurrency raise concerns about how much trust users can place in Libra. (Shutterstock)

Buyer beware: How Libra differs from Bitcoin

Recent revelations about the lack of privacy protections in place at the companies on Libra’s foundation raise concerns about how much trust users can place in Facebook's new cryptocurrency.
What people read online could really disrupt society and politics. igorstevanovic/Shutterstock.com

How disinformation could sway the 2020 election

The Russians won’t be alone in spreading disinformation in 2020. Their most likely imitator will be Iran. Also, Instagram could get even more infected with intentional misinformation than it has been.
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Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required

Media Files: ACCC seeks to clip wings of tech giants like Facebook and Google but international effort is required. The Conversation55 MB (download)
In Dickens' era, international copyright law developed from a worldwide effort to deal with a global problem. Is it time to tackle tech giants the same way? A journalist and a media owner explain.
‘Google and Facebook are global companies, headquartered in the US, for whom Australia is a significant but relatively small market.’ Shutterstock/Roman Pyshchyk

Australian media regulators face the challenge of dealing with global platforms Google and Facebook

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.

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