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Facebook banned my perfectly harmless article - and I think I know why
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Facebook banned my perfectly harmless article - and I think I know why

In recent months, Facebook has taken to labelling as fake, or removing altogether, a number of stunningly inoffensive pieces.

  • by Daniel Hannan

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Social media censorship promotes a mean view of humanity
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Censorship

Social media censorship promotes a mean view of humanity

Despite prevailing fears of the potential damage wrought by free speech, we aren’t all one edgy meme away from becoming Nazis.

  • by Matthew Sini
‘I don’t believe in cancel culture’: Bryanboy and the art of influence

‘I don’t believe in cancel culture’: Bryanboy and the art of influence

For 17 years Bryan Grey Yambao has been stirring fashion’s pot but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming the go-to influencer for many of the world’s top brands.

  • by Melissa Singer
Facebook settles $US650m privacy lawsuit

Facebook settles $US650m privacy lawsuit

A judge approved the deal in a 2015 Illinois class action involving nearly 1.6 million Facebook users. 

‘Just deleted my account’: readers respond to Facebook’s news ban in Australia

‘Just deleted my account’: readers respond to Facebook’s news ban in Australia

Many readers support the media companies’ push for recompense for use of their content. Others, however, questioned why the government and media companies were demanding the social media companies pay up.

  • by Orietta Guerrera
India imposes new rules on Facebook, WhatsApp

India imposes new rules on Facebook, WhatsApp

Facebook faced a global backlash last week after it blocked news feeds in Australia in a dispute with the government over revenue-sharing. 

  • by Sankalp Phartiyal and Aditya Kalra
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Hardcore porn to blame for disturbing teenage sex culture

Hardcore porn to blame for disturbing teenage sex culture

The ‘education’ our teenagers are receiving on how to relate to one another is sitting in their pockets, as they walk through the front doors of their schools and homes.

  • by Sarah Golsby-Smith
Domino effect: Facebook faces a year of reckoning

Domino effect: Facebook faces a year of reckoning

Facebook’s brief but tempestuous standoff with the Australian government over a world-first pay-for-news law is only the start of a string of battles that the world’s biggest social network faces in 2021.

  • by Vlad Savov
Facebook’s media blackout ‘unnecessary’ and ‘heavy-handed’, says Treasurer

Facebook’s media blackout ‘unnecessary’ and ‘heavy-handed’, says Treasurer

Josh Frydenberg says he believes Facebook will seal commercial deals with local media companies following ‘complex and difficult’ negotiations with the tech giant’s boss, Mark Zuckerberg.

  • by David Estcourt
‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer’: Craig Kelly vows to resume Facebook campaign

‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer’: Craig Kelly vows to resume Facebook campaign

Mr Kelly refuses to accept AMA and other warnings about his claims that two drugs, ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, can be used to treat the coronavirus.

  • by David Crowe
Facebook refriends Australia after last-minute changes to media code

Facebook refriends Australia after last-minute changes to media code

The Morrison government will make eleventh-hour amendments to its landmark media bargaining code in a deal with Facebook to restore news content to its platform.

  • by Lisa Visentin