social-media

Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows

Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows

EU calls for greater fact-checking efforts.
Jul 12 2019 1:00PM
French lawmakers vote to target online hate speech in draft bill

French lawmakers vote to target online hate speech in draft bill

Content takedown in under 24 hours.
Jul 8 2019 1:14PM
Reddit quarantines major pro-Trump community over violence threats

Reddit quarantines major pro-Trump community over violence threats

Stops short of ban.
Jun 28 2019 12:33PM
EU finds Russian disinformation, says tech firms must do more

EU finds Russian disinformation, says tech firms must do more

Only Facebook responds.
Jun 17 2019 1:13PM
How data crowdsourced from beachside happy snaps became as good as expensive surveys

How data crowdsourced from beachside happy snaps became as good as expensive surveys

Engaging the public in coastal management.
May 22 2019 7:00AM
Facebook removes 265 'fake accounts' it says linked to Israel

Facebook removes 265 'fake accounts' it says linked to Israel

Targeting users in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.
May 17 2019 1:17PM
Banks could soon have to treat your social media sprays as official complaints

Banks could soon have to treat your social media sprays as official complaints

Outage hell awaits.
May 17 2019 12:56PM
Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content

Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content

Fines, site blocking proposed.
Apr 8 2019 10:57AM
Australia's 'world-first' social media laws could require action within an hour

Australia's 'world-first' social media laws could require action within an hour

Attorney-General defines what he sees as reasonable.
Apr 4 2019 12:52PM
Govt expands socmed crackdown laws, including jail time, to internet, content and hosting providers

Govt expands socmed crackdown laws, including jail time, to internet, content and hosting providers

Broad-brush laws rammed through Australian Senate.
Apr 4 2019 6:29AM
Facebook bans white nationalism on its platforms

Facebook bans white nationalism on its platforms

In effort to tackle hate speech.
Mar 28 2019 6:33AM
Real-time social media location data used to predict crime

Real-time social media location data used to predict crime

RMIT uses Foursquare check-ins to predict drug busts.
Oct 24 2018 11:06AM
Meriton fined $3 million for turning TripAdvisor into TripDeceiver

Meriton fined $3 million for turning TripAdvisor into TripDeceiver

Court finds hiding review option from grumpy customers distorted TripAdvisor ratings.
Jul 31 2018 4:52PM
Timehop data breach impacts 21 million users

Timehop data breach impacts 21 million users

Cloud environment hacked.
Jul 10 2018 7:00AM
Facebook patents solution to predict how rich or poor you are

Facebook patents solution to predict how rich or poor you are

Automated socio-economic ratings.
Feb 5 2018 10:15AM
Twitter to test double tweet length

Twitter to test double tweet length

280 could become the new 140.
Sep 27 2017 8:16AM
NSW MPs are being swamped by social media

NSW MPs are being swamped by social media

Get extra funding to hire more staff.
Jun 19 2017 9:49AM
US visitors may need to hand over their social media credentials

US visitors may need to hand over their social media credentials

New Homeland Security boss revives old proposal.
Feb 10 2017 6:42AM
Could tweets influence your health insurance premium?

Could tweets influence your health insurance premium?

Insurers tinker with personalisation.
Oct 24 2016 10:54AM
Vic Privacy Commissioner warns against profiling job candidates online

Vic Privacy Commissioner warns against profiling job candidates online

Avoiding the privacy pitfalls of social media checks.
Oct 14 2016 4:30PM

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