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Facebook news ban leaves community organisations in the lurch

The broad, blanket news ban implemented by Facebook at 6am yesterday, 18 February, saw the feeds of scores of community organisations and businesses that aren’t news providers temporarily blocked.

Real estate industry affected by Facebook ban

Real estate organisations have been affected by Facebook’s decision to ban Australian news content from its platform, with the Facebook pages of Domain, Allhomes and realestate.com.au all obstructed.

Update: ACT Government pages affected in Facebook ban

Today social media giant Facebook blocked Australian media sites from sharing news stories; however, ACT Health and ACT Government sites have also been blocked from view.

We’re ‘the product’: a review of The Social Dilemma

The new Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, has people panicking and wanting to remove themselves from Facebook and other social media platforms.

Call for transparency on social media misinformation

Responsible Technology Australia (RTA) is calling for more transparency from social media platforms, after a series of misinformation campaigns have been circulating about COVID-19.

Misinformation easy to share on Facebook

An experiment conducted by Responsible Technology Australia has raised concerns it is too easy to post misleading and fake news on Facebook and for it to remain there indefinitely.

Google and Facebook to pay for Australian news content

Google and Facebook will be forced to compensate Australian news outlets for their content under a mandatory code of conduct being developed by the ACCC.

UC academics to access Facebook data

Researchers from the News and Research Media Centre at the University of Canberra have been announced as the only Australian recipients of a $75,000 grant to analyse Facebook data. The Social Science Research Council,...

Canberrans rally to help fire ravaged communities

The generosity of Canberrans is always evident in the wake of disasters and tragedies, and the bushfire crisis proving to be no different, with many helping out those fire ravaged communites. Canberrans...