The documentary educates viewers about the problems social networks present to both our privacy and agency online. But it doesn't really tell us how to fight the tide.
Having an end-to-end encrypted messaging 'ecosystem' is a great way for Facebook to evade the full wrath of the law. It has come at a convenient time, too.
The code seems to oversimplify how news content on big digital platforms should be assigned commercial value.
If the ACCC takes one of the tech giants to court for breach of the code, the penalty could be more than $10 million.
QAnon conspiracists think Trump's 'secret war' against an elite celebrity 'deep state' network will eventually lead to a day of reckoning where his opponents will fall.
The platform also took down another 2,000 communities, including left-leaning groups. The move comes just months ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
The NSW Court of Appeal's Dylan Voller decision means the media may be liable for the hurtful things users write on social pages. This will have many media companies in a panic.
Trump’s recent executive order may limit section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - the 'bedrock of the internet'. What does that mean for Australia?
Defamation law reform is on the horizon. Social media companies may be held more liable for what they publish. But this could come at the expense of everyday users.
Twitter's proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform.
Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don’t want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?
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No wonder that, according to a new international survey, media companies are increasingly unhappy with their lot. In this episode we hear from the survey's author, Robert Whitehead.
The order requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove certain content globally, based on it being defamatory under India's local law.
Sometimes it feels like everybody on social media is fighting about what's "right" and what's "wrong". Well, figuring out why we all have such unique opinions is now helping experts tackle fake news.
People know about Facebook's problems, but assume they are largely immune – even while they imagine that everyone else is very susceptible to influence.
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.
As countries are calling for laws to control extremism online, it is becoming clear that defining the line between hate speech and free speech is a complex challenge.
Children can't handle watching livestreamed massacres – and adults shouldn't have to.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
Facebook has been acting irresponsibly and selfishly, and promising to do better without actually improving. But that's not the whole story: The company has some positive qualities, too.
New research into the Greek crisis from 2012-16 compared how tweets and traditional news affected bond yields among countries in the eurozone peripheries.