Many TikTok creators, including creators of pornography, use the platform to promote themselves and their explicit content on other platforms.
The plaintiffs claims features such as ‘infinite scroll’ leave users less likely to be able to exercise self-control.
The platform formerly known as Twitter faces a A$610,500 penalty from the eSafety Commissioner.
Foreign interference campaigns have targeted every major social media platform in Australia. But to date, nobody has been prosecuted for this.
Montana has announced plans to ban the app from January 2024, making it a potential testing ground for a ‘TikTok-free’ America.
Social media child influencers are increasingly marketing products normally targeted at adults, such as beauty and skincare items.
The explosive viral spread of the grainy but dramatic footage shows the limits of mainstream media ethics.
A key piece of federal law, Section 230, has been credited with fostering the internet and allowing misinformation and hate speech to flourish. Here’s how it could be reformed.
While Musk’s first steps as Twitter owner don’t inspire confidence, the platform continues to retain its original content moderation policies (for now).
Platforms have started a silent censorship war through this opaque (and often harmful) approach to content moderation.
Imposing outright social media bans can do more harm than good.
Anti-Asian memes spread on TikTok during the pandemic, and the potential for harm is real. It’s about time platforms scrutinised such ‘humour’ more closely.
South Africa has no comprehensive national media literacy programme. Often it comes down to individual teachers and schools to make learners more media literate.
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.