Joe Hockey’s successful defamation case against Fairfax Media raises questions about the extent to which politicians should be able to sue in relation to publications about their public conduct.
Hockey v Fairfax illustrates that recent legal and technological developments still pose challenges for defamation law, which has not been reformed to keep pace with these changes.
Celebrating in style.
While the traditional media peddles sexist stereotypes, social media is leading the charge for equality.
Terrorism has moved online, and policing must follow.
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Tackling extremist and terrorist propaganda online is vital, but must be done with safeguards in mind.
A mob of keyboard warriors is not so different from the pitchfork-wielding variety.
When what Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt intended as an after dinner speech was made public he suffered the consequences, as have several others before him.
Lucie de Beauchamp posting on the #distractinglysexy Twitter hashtag.
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Sir Tim Hunt's careless comments about women in the lab may have proven a boon to feminism in science by attracting attention to sexism in science.
You may read paper, online is no different.
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On Human Experiments – behavioural research is now big online, and you're likely to be part of it whether you know it or not.
Alive and kicking.
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The rock promoter thinks festivals are on the way out. But he couldn't be further from the truth.
Social media used to lure teenagers to join the fight in the Middle East.
A war of words is being waged on social media by terrorist groups trying to recruit Australian teenagers to join the fight in the Middle East.
Who am I? Better check the stats.
As social media slices and dices us into profile view rankings, numbers of likes and retweets, and follower engagement data, we constantly reflect on and recalibrate our digital selves.
What possesses a Queensland teenager like Oliver Bridgeman to go to fight in Syria? Online propaganda is not an adequate explanation on its own.
Simplistic views of terrorist recruitment focus on online messages to Western youth. Foreign fighters are coming from many other countries, lured by many means, and we need more sophisticated responses.
Many Facebook users view ads as a violation of their personal space.
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Facebook earned $3.6 billion in ad revenue last year. According to recent research, for advertisers this might not be money well-spent.
Journalists are often expected to engage with social media.
The recent sacking of an SBS journalist for controversial statements made on social media could inspire self-censorship amongst journalists.
No you can’t join. This is the cool table.
Baboons shed light on the irony of social networks: cliques limit information sharing.
The call for a male author on a paper was met with outrage from within the scientific community and the general public.
Sexism still exists in science, but a recent scandal shows that progress is being made.
This was supposed to be the "social media election" but in the end it was those who moved beyond horse-race journalism, on whatever platform, who excelled.
Low-income teens are unable to participate in social media conversations of their wealthier peers.
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With low-income kids unable to participate in the social media conversations of their wealthier peers, a new form of digital inequity is emerging.
No longer flying so high.
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Twitter's stock took a tumble this week thanks to some bad PR and lower-than-expected results. But their business strategy is reassuring.
Sure you’re connected to them, but can you trust them?
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Checking online reviews is a big part of shopping. But review sites can be manipulated. Does favoring reviews posted by your social media contacts help with trustworthy, meaningful content?
Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli is the English Premier League’s most abused player on social media, according to a new report.
The increased virtual presence of athletes continues to have a darker side.
That good? Amen to that.
Ever felt depressed just from scrolling through Facebook? This might be why.