Outraged: from far-right memes to Qanon conspiracies.
One meme can lead to another – and then to a conspiracy theory.
Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.
The Oculus Quest 2 headset is the latest step in the construction of a 'mirrorworld' built on high-tech surveillance and targeted advertising.
Diversity isn’t enough.
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Dozens of companies have made pledges in recent months to make their workforces more inclusive. A scholar asked employees what they think that means.
Ten four, let’s go to war!
Facebook relies on targeted ads for a large proportion of its income, and reacted with fury over Apple's new privacy opt-in.
Advance NZ leader Billy Te Kahika speaks at a Wellington protest in August 2020.
Using the law - or changing it - to stop the spread of dangerous disinformation should be a last resort.
It’s a … fire!
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Increasingly outlandish gender reveal parties align perfectly with the values of an economy that's always scrolling for the next best thing.
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Facebook and Google's publicity campaigns against Australia's new media regulations show they're worried other countries will follow suit.
Envy is one of the seven deadly sins – the worst of them all, according to the ‘Canterbury Tales.’
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We're supposed to suppress feelings of envy. But what if the kind spurred by school shutdowns, frontline work and cramped apartments are worth exploring – and acting upon?
A video purporting to show a suicide is reportedly circulating on TikTok, reigniting debate about content moderation on social media. Collaborating with competitors may be the key.
Jacinda Ardern's command of social media and her celebrity-level engagement rates make her a formidable campaigner in the digital age.
Facebook is worried publishers may charge as much as they want for their content. But we believe parameters can be set based on the value Australians put on public interest journalism.
The code seems to oversimplify how news content on big digital platforms should be assigned commercial value.
Facebook says it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law.
Over the past decade, news media companies have been at the mercy of big tech platforms' algorithms in delivering them readers. But with no guarantee of sustained revenue, media firms are looking elsewhere.
Young people creating a TikTok video in Lithuania.
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An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.
‘Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook.
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Tech giants don't like Australia's plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for news, to fund public interest journalism. But the government may well respond with a digital tax, says Allan Fels.
Young people have dominated Black Lives Matter protests.
Millennials and Gen Z overwhelmingly support the movement, and consumer brands are well aware of their growing spending power.
Words alone won’t make corporate America more diverse.
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Recent anti-racism protests have spurred dozens of companies to vow to diversify their workforces, yet big tech's efforts to do so since 2014 show promises aren't enough to overcome the real problem.
Snake eating a frog.
Facebook groups exist to share information about most classes of animals and plants, and these communities have unprecedented observational power.