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Deliberate ploy: whistleblowers reveal why Facebook’s Australia news ban included non-news sites
Employees within Meta say the move amid the standoff with the Morrison government was no accident

Josh Taylor

28, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Facebook whistleblowers allege Meta may have breached Australia’s foreign interference laws
Company accused of deliberately blocking Australian government pages as a negotiating tactic during debate over news media laws

Josh Taylor

23, May, 2022 @6:53 AM

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Rod Sims says Facebook should be forced to negotiate with SBS under news media bargaining code
Despite dozens of deals to pay Australian news publishers for content, social media company has left out SBS and the Conversation

Amanda Meade

22, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Planned EU rules to protect children online are attack on privacy, warn critics
Encrypted messaging apps could be threatened by requirement for platforms to search for and combat child sexual abuse

Alex Hern UK technology editor

12, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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I’ve decided to become an #influencer. How hard can it be? | Sofie Hagen
I know it’s the height of toxic capitalism, but you get free stuff and money – so what’s not to like? Maybe the fact it’s really difficult, writes Sofie Hagen

Sofie Hagen

08, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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I tried BeReal, the ‘authentic Instagram’ app – would it show the real me?
The app requires you to share photos of what you’re doing at a specific moment, creating a drab portrait of reality

Niloufar Haidari

06, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Online friends are no substitute for real ones | Letter
Letter: Sharman Finlay on the limits and dangers of oversharing on social media


04, May, 2022 @4:39 PM

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I built a life on oversharing – until I saw its costs, and learned the quiet thrill of privacy | Moya Lothian-McLean
From social media to journalism, I shared in order to be heard. Now, I am beginning to listen to myself, says journalist Moya Lothian-McLean

Moya Lothian-McLean

02, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Facebook moderators call on firm to do more about posts praising Bucha atrocities
Company insists any content glorifying violence against Ukrainians not allowed, but moderators say lack of guidance means they feel forced to leave up some content

Alex Hern

29, Apr, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel dismisses Facebook’s metaverse as ‘hypothetical’
Founder says his company is committed to augmenting the real world rather than replacing it

Alex Hern UK technology editor

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Elon Musk will make Twitter worse – and it’s already a cesspit of Nazis and killjoys | Arwa Mahdawi
I am hopelessly addicted to Twitter, despite its many faults, writes Arwa Mahdawi. Musk’s takeover, and the likely return of Donald Trump, fills me with dread

Arwa Mahdawi

26, Apr, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Sheryl Sandberg allegedly leant on Daily Mail news site to drop stories about ex-boyfriend
The Daily Mail dropped two stories detailing Activision’s Bobby Kotich’s abuse of an ex after threats by Meta executive, WSJ reports

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

22, Apr, 2022 @6:25 AM

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