Comments and livestreams can lead to physical fights, shootings and even death.
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Social media isn’t just mirroring conflicts happening in schools and on streets – it’s intensifying and triggering new disputes.
Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu sings.
A series of four live-streamed concerts from Arnhem Land offers a welcome break from bad news and a way for Indigenous musicians to share their talents with the world.
The world’s newest country?
With the launch of the Libra cryptocurrency, Mark Zuckerberg reveals his dreams of building a new virtual country, perhaps inspired by the Roman Empire.
The new laws could mean internet service providers could end up being forced to surveil the activities of users.
The Commonwealth Criminal Code now has two substantive new criminal offences aimed at limiting live streaming of crime. Both target technology companies, not terrorists.
The perpetrator of the Christchurch attacks livestreamed his killings on Facebook.
Taking effective action against online sharing of graphic content isn't straightforward. But, yet again, the government's inclination seems to be to legislate first and discuss later.
Facebook Live can be fun – or really scary.
Children can't handle watching livestreamed massacres – and adults shouldn't have to.
There is a tragic history of performance crime videos that use livestreaming and social platforms as part of their tactics.
Until social platforms improve filtering of extremist content, we all have a role to play in ensuring our online activities don't contribute to a spectacle society that rewards terrorists with clicks.
Facebook has been used at times for antisocial behavior. However, such behaviors are neither unique nor new.