Recently, concerns have been raised over the harm caused by misinformation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and federal elections.
When Mehreen Faruqi first became the first Australian Muslim senator, she didn’t expect to receive the amount of abuse she did.
A Meta spokesperson told The Conversation non-news pages had been taken down by mistake. Whistleblower allegations contradict this.
Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is seen as a threat to the digital public square. International regulation is required to protect internet users’ access to democratic public spaces.
The digital public sphere is constantly evolving, so we need a regulatory framework that helps to structure public discussion, and in turn guide our own public contributions as citizens.
Elon Musk’s attempt to take over Twitter uses free speech as the motivation, but research shows that unregulated online spaces result in increased harassment for marginalized users.
While the ACCC failed in a similar case against Google in 2013, there are some key details in this one which could give it more leverage.
A number of legal cases were brought forward by regulators this year, in a bid to hold major tech companies accountable.
Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
We all have biases that impact what information we choose to accept and reject. But there are some ways we can train ourselves to become more discerning.
A terse piece of legislation from 1996 has been credited with creating the internet as we know it – and blamed for the flood of misinformation and other ills that have come with it.
Eating disorder ‘communities’ online can be dangerous places for young and impressionable teens. And social media algorithms further spread harmful content.
Powers in Bill C-10 will force YouTube and TikTok to make CanCon more discoverable, skewing our searches and streams — but it’s unconstitutional.
If Palestinians’ freedom of expression is taken away online, this risks further obscuring their ongoing struggle.
Trump will not be returning to Facebook or Instagram before November 2021.
If it hosts the same violent rhetoric that saw Parler forced offline, Trump’s platform may be a short-lived adventure.
The decisions made by Facebook through its content moderators and Oversight Board have significant implications for the exercise of worldwide freedom of expression and speech.
Canada needs to think carefully about our approach to regulating online harm. Rather than going it alone and taking aim at social media companies, Canada should work with other democracies.
Google, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter have all agreed to a voluntary code of conduct targeting misinformation. But the only real commitment is to appear as though they’re taking action.
New research suggests tech firms need to improve how they detect abuse in response to the evolving use of coded language.