‘Don’t say anything stupid’: social media minefield for journalists at Nine newspapers

James Chessell, the group executive editor of the publications, told the Weekly Beast he just wanted people to exercise civility on social media and that commentators would still be able to comment. He said he doesn’t want reporters telling people who to vote for, or writers swearing at the prime minister. “The social media policy […]

Australia plans tough laws for social media sites that don’t take down violent content

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, and Porter were left unimpressed after a meeting with social media companies this week, which had been called in response to the live-streaming of the killing of 50 people in two New Zealand mosques.

Bill targeting extreme content on social media won’t hit tech giant bosses, Labor says

There are limited defences, which include material relating to a news report that is in the public interest, and is made by a person working in a professional capacity as a journalist. The bill also specifies that offences do not apply if they would infringe the implied freedom of political communication.

‘I’m switching off for my mental health’: Rita Ora and Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall lead stars vowing to ditch social media for Digital Detox day

The reality star added how he refers to ‘social media and our mental health like a petrol gauge’ in which the tank is full in the morning and slowly depletes throughout the day.  

Hate Social Media? You’ll Love This Documentary

Eventually, though, they start talking. According to them, the problems are thus: We spend too much time on social media. We do this because, in essence, we have no choice. The people who work at tech companies have invested infinite money, time, and engineering power to design systems that keep us hooked, and which predict […]

Millennials Connect Via Social Media Challenges During COVID-19

The video-sharing social media app TikTok has dominated the social media charts with an increase in the number of downloads since the coronavirus pandemic. A popular trend among young people is learning TikTok dances, usually 15-second choreographies around a popular song.  

Liqvd Asia bags creative, social media mandate for Tata Shop Share Smile

Liqvd Asia has won the creative and social media mandate for Tata Shop Share Smile Social. Shop Share Smile is a program for Tata employees and the channel partners of a Tata Group company in India to avail offers from various participating Tata Group companies.Liqvd Asia will be responsible for a comprehensive creative and social […]

Be it on God, guns or Greta, social media offers neat solutions for our messy feelings

Geographically, this map could be of anywhere as it is a map of the culture war that rages mainly online, but the US has a particularly well defined and extreme version. Stylistically, I was thinking of cold war propaganda maps showing the “communist threat” in the 1950s. The Big Brother-like figure at the top is […]

Anyone holding a 30-man rave? Young social media users vow to ‘run riot’ this weekend before new six-person limit lockdown rules are enforced – while some venues in London are SOLD OUT already

‘But as your Prime Minister, I must do what is necessary to stop the spread of the virus and to save lives. And of course we will keep the rule of six under constant review and only keep it in place as long as is necessary.’

‘Rumors spread like wildfire’: false posts claiming activists started Oregon fires flood social media

The false rumors, especially about antifa, have spread wildly on Facebook and Twitter. One particularly potent piece of misinformation is an article by the website Law Enforcement Today, which cites a single anonymous “federal law enforcement source” who alleges that the wildfires across the west coast are part of a “‘coordinated and planned’ attack”. The […]