Digital media

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'Like a bad joke': Al Jazeera staff bemused at rightwing US venture
Rightly, a digital platform for conservatives, goes down awkwardly in Qatari-funded news organisation

Michael Safi

24, Feb, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Facebook over-enforced Australia news ban, admits Nick Clegg
Communications chief defends reversed ban, saying it is unfair to force tech firms to pay for news content

Archie Bland

24, Feb, 2021 @1:40 PM

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Digital fashion designers sought for UK’s first degree in virtual couture
Environmental concerns and tech boom have conjured ‘perfect storm’ for master’s course in fashion and gaming, says professor

Hannah Marriott Fashion editor

23, Feb, 2021 @4:42 PM

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No 10 'concerned' about Facebook news shutdown in Australia
Oliver Dowden expected to meet US firm as Downing Street says UK will ‘defend free speech and journalism’

Peter Walker Political correspondent and Mark Sweney

22, Feb, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Australian government ready to pursue Facebook and Twitter if misinformation code doesn't work
Communications minister leaves door open to tougher action to reduce spread on social media as critic of new code calls it ‘pointless’

Josh Taylor

22, Feb, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Charities condemn Facebook for ‘attack on democracy’ in Australia
Campaign groups say blocking access to reliable news sources leaves a void to be filled by misinformation and hate speech

Emma Graham-Harrison

20, Feb, 2021 @10:15 PM

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Eliot Higgins: 'People accuse me of working for the CIA'
The founder of the online investigative collective Bellingcat talks about working with Alexei Navalny, open source reporting and the trouble with ‘cyber-miserablism’

Luke Harding

20, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Tobacco giant bets £1bn on influencers to boost 'more lung-friendly' sales
As smoking falls out of fashion, BAT is pinning its hopes on younger users of e-cigarettes and nicotine pouches

Rob Davies and Matthew Chapman

20, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The social app Clubhouse is an invitation to trouble | John Naughton
The startup’s invitation-only model gives it a sheen of exclusivity, but privacy horrors lurk behind the buzz

John Naughton

20, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The question every politician should be asking is, what does Mark Zuckerberg want with us? | Marina Hyde
This is about more than Facebook and news – it’s about the pursuit of power in a world where companies are stronger than countries, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

19, Feb, 2021 @1:53 PM

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A shocking look at racial health inequality – podcasts of the week
The Bias Diagnosis examines the disparity in outcomes between white and minority ethic patients. Plus: Ian Wright meets ordinary people with extraordinary stories

Hannah J Davies, Hannah Verdier and Max Sanderson

19, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Facebook news ban hits more than 250 Australian arts organisations
Companies understand they may need to clear out old posts that could be construed as news or appeal directly to social media giant for exception

Kelly Burke

19, Feb, 2021 @4:25 AM

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