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Reigning cats and dogs: meet Canberra’s paw-fect insta-pets

Canberra Weekly has spoken to Canberra’s top two pet Instagram influencers to find out a bit more about their lovable animals and how they achieved social media stardom.

From dieting to self-acceptance, meet the Merrymaker Sisters

Born and bred Canberran sisters Emma and Carla Papas, the Merrymaker Sisters, have always had a passion for creating things that bring joy.

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.

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.

Meet the local who’s showing off Canberra on TikTok

Canberra's Bri Williams is sharing the sights and attractions of her hometown on social media platform TikTok, determined to prove there’s more to the Nation’s Capital than politics. The 26-year-old’s first video racked...

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.

ANU explains why we believe fake news

Australian National University researchers have released their findings behind why fake news and conspiracy theories can be hard to decipher.

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.
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