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Australia's proposed media code could break the world wide web, says the man who invented it
Tim Berners-Lee says the plan to make Google and Facebook pay for news content undermines the web’s ‘fundamental principle’

Calla Wahlquist

19, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Facebook claims it does not conduct business in Australia in Cambridge Analytica appeal
Social media company aims to avoid liability over Cambridge Analytica scandal by arguing it does not collect or hold data in Australia

Christopher Knaus

19, Jan, 2021 @3:19 AM

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US attacks Australia's 'extraordinary' plan to make Google and Facebook pay for news
The US in a submission to a Senate inquiry favours a voluntary code rather than government regulation

Calla Wahlquist

18, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Public Domain review – social-media musical swipes at Facebook
Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarke’s show supplies sharp satire on influencer culture, but doesn’t dig into bigger issues

Arifa Akbar

18, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Should we celebrate Trump’s Twitter ban? Five free speech experts weigh in
In recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right. Should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves?

Poppy Noor

17, Jan, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Trump social media ban sparks calls for action against other populist leaders
After US president’s ban, some wonder if action will be taken against populists accused of using social media to stir chaos

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi, Shaun Walker in Budapest and Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

17, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Revealed: Tory MPs and commentators who joined banned app Parler
Nadine Dorries, James Cleverly and Michael Gove joined the platform favoured by Trump supporters

Mark Townsend

17, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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'Law unto themselves': the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter's power
The suspension of Donald Trump’s accounts sparked outrage among conservatives but the prevailing mood is for greater regulation

Paul Karp

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | John Naughton
The US president’s Twitter ban has sparked a furious debate about online opinion, but it’s part of a bigger conversation

John Naughton

16, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Banning Trump won't fix social media: 10 ideas to rebuild our broken internet – by experts
Away from the vitriol, researchers are investigating concrete steps companies, officials and the rest of us can take to tackle the crisis

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

16, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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100 days of warning: inside the Boogaloo killings of US security personnel
Extremism experts warned the anti-government movement was planning attacks online. Why didn’t Facebook act?

Lois Beckett in Los Angeles

15, Jan, 2021 @8:51 PM

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Should you keep using WhatsApp? Plus five tips to start the year with your digital privacy intact
We spoke to convicted hacker turned security consultant Kevin Mitnick to find out how to maintain your security online

Shelley Hepworth

15, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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