Social media

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Craig Kelly: MP banned from Facebook appointed to parliament’s social media inquiry
Choice of the MP, who has been criticised for posting ‘misleading’ vaccine information online, raises other committee members’ eyebrows

Josh Taylor

03, Dec, 2021 @4:34 AM

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Facebook, TikTok and others urged to reveal how many children use their platforms
Britain’s culture and education secretaries demand transparency in advance of online safety bill

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

01, Dec, 2021 @9:29 PM

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What are the Coalition’s proposed anti-troll social media laws and who do they benefit?
The proposed bill frees media companies from responsibility but could also help the operators of community Facebook pages

Paul Karp and Josh Taylor

01, Dec, 2021 @8:13 AM

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The life and tragic death of John Eyers – a fitness fanatic who refused the vaccine
He did triathlons, bodybuilding and mountain climbing and became sceptical of the Covid jab. Then, at 42, he contracted the virus

Sirin Kale

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Flame wars: why is Daniel Andrews being grilled over barbecue selfie with Anthony Albanese?
Former housemates turned ALP leaders catch up over barbecue, but underdone steaks lead to questions

Matilda Boseley

30, Nov, 2021 @3:46 AM

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US facial recognition firm faces £17m UK fine for ‘serious breaches’
Clearview AI may have gathered data without people’s knowledge, says Information Commissioner’s Office

Rob Davies

29, Nov, 2021 @8:18 PM

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Jack Dorsey: the outgoing Twitter CEO with an artist’s vision
The 45-year-old who dreamed of being a dressmaker steps down as social media industry becomes ever more competitive

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

29, Nov, 2021 @7:37 PM

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Comedian Munya Chawawa: ‘People think I blew up in lockdown, but I’ve been doing this for years’
He skewered Matt Hancock with his brilliant viral video ‘It wasn’t me’, and he’s behind a host of other highly contagious parodies. Munya Chawawa tells Sirin Kale why this is the moment he’s long been dreaming of

Sirin Kale

28, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Morrison caps off a wild week in a parliament with a unifying bout of troll-busting | Katharine Murphy
With the government divided over voter ID, integrity and religious discrimination legislation, the PM announced a bill everyone could get behind

Katharine Murphy

28, Nov, 2021 @6:56 AM

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Cain’s Jawbone: how crime novel’s puzzling plot still keeps us guessing
In 87 years, only four readers have solved the fiendish murder mystery devised by former Observer crossword setter Edward Powys Mathers

Andrew Anthony

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss
Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empire

Zoe Wood

26, Nov, 2021 @5:05 PM

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El Salvador rights groups fear repression after raids on seven offices
NGOs believe raids, officially part of an embezzlement inquiry, are an attempt to ‘criminalise social movements’

Joe Parkin Daniels

24, Nov, 2021 @12:44 PM

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