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The luxury consignment stores selling out on Instagram

The luxury consignment stores selling out on Instagram

Purchasing high-end pre-loved clothing via live Instagram auctions provided a retail therapy hit for many during lockdown. It’s not slowing down any time soon.

  • by Kerri Sackville

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In trolls and tech giants, Morrison finds an ideal enemy

In trolls and tech giants, Morrison finds an ideal enemy

The Coalition party room has no shortage of MPs with first-hand or family experience of how toxic social media can be. Now the government is making cleaning up the internet part of its pitch to voters.

  • by Nick Bonyhady and Lisa Visentin
Why Bridget Archer is a badass not a victim

Why Bridget Archer is a badass not a victim

The Tasmanian MP’s meeting with the Prime Minister was painted as a story of female weakness, but there’s another interpretation.

  • by Parnell Palme McGuinness
Married life with Mark Zuckerberg – and managing Facebook’s billions

Married life with Mark Zuckerberg – and managing Facebook’s billions

Priscilla Chan is determined to share almost all of Facebook’s wealth through philanthropy. Can that act wash away the sins of the Big Tech giant?

  • by Kirsty Lang
Exposing online bullies won’t stop social media toxicity
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Exposing online bullies won’t stop social media toxicity

The federal government’s plan to tackle online abuse will not necessarily create a safer environment.

  • by Shireen Morris
The government is trolling us with its ‘anti-troll’ bill

The government is trolling us with its ‘anti-troll’ bill

Proposed federal legislation will not make the internet safer, but it will make it harder for regular people to sue if they are defamed on social media.

  • by Michael Douglas
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Now we even outsource our civic life to Facebook. Then why not use the trusty ABC
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Now we even outsource our civic life to Facebook. Then why not use the trusty ABC

It’s time we built our own citizens’ digital network - and the national broadcaster is a good place to start.

  • by Peter Lewis
Defamation defence offered to tech giants who help ‘unmask’ trolls

Defamation defence offered to tech giants who help ‘unmask’ trolls

Social media companies would be able to avoid liability for the defamatory comments of users in Australia if they revealed the identities of anonymous trolls to complainants.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn and Lisa Visentin
You built it, you make it safe: PM to tech companies
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You built it, you make it safe: PM to tech companies

Scott Morrison has called on big tech companies to make social media safer as he announced a Parliamentary inquiry to look into the impact of social media.

Defamation isn’t the biggest worry about social media
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Opinion

Defamation isn’t the biggest worry about social media

Despite the Prime Minister saying he wanted his proposed new social media laws “to protect women”, defamation is a tool mostly used by the rich and powerful - especially politicians and especially men.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Three things Jack Dorsey’s successor needs to do to turn around Twitter’s fortunes
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Opinion

Three things Jack Dorsey’s successor needs to do to turn around Twitter’s fortunes

Jack Dorsey’s stepping aside creates an opportunity for the social media platform to regain its footing, but there is much to be done.

  • by Tae Kim