Like the EU and unlike the US, China is trying to rein in the power of big tech companies. Can we learn from these efforts?
By implementing paywalls, making exclusive content deals and incorporating ad tech, big media companies have reshaped what was once an entirely free and open ecosystem.
Government Twitter accounts are dodging restrictions on state-backed media to churn out disinformation.
Calls to reveal the true identities of social media users won’t make the internet safer without deeper reform of online platforms.
In one past example, Facebook allowed an ad targeting ‘Jew haters’. A new Australian initiative will collect data on its dubious targeted advertising practices closer to home.
Gardening provides a helpful metaphor to help us understand how individual and platform approaches to misinformation need to be accompanied by policy and cultural reforms.
If we want to decentralise power online, governments will have to overcome their nationalistic impulses.
Imagine if Facebook’s content was hosted on a blockchain — across many thousands of ordinary computers — and governed equally by each of them, rather than Mark Zuckerberg.
In China, a lot of news happens entirely inside the WeChat platform. Is this the future for Facebook?
Plot twists in the TikTok saga continue to emerge daily, with a proposed deal to secure its future in the US now in doubt. Here’s what it means for TikTok users — and for geopolitics.
Facebook and Google’s publicity campaigns against Australia’s new media regulations show they’re worried other countries will follow suit.
Party platforms are a vital clue about which groups hold real power in the two major national parties, and can help predict what the government will actually do.
Traditional banks don’t understand the challenge they face from fintech disruptors and their competitive advantage is on the wane.
For all their good intentions, accidents happen when fallible humans intervene in complex systems they don’t understand.
Uber’s expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
Algorithmic guardians could be programmed to manage our digital interactions with social platforms and apps according to our personal preferences.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.
Should every country have the right to impose its own laws governing the internet on the rest of the world? If so, the internet could become almost unrecognisable.
Discussions with Uber riders bring out a wide range of opinions about the platform, especially when it comes to ethics.