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

Criminal penalties apply to content service providers that have “reasonable grounds to believe” they host such prohibited content if they do not make a referral to the AFP “within a reasonable time after becoming aware of the existence of the material” or fail to “ensure the expeditious removal of the material from the content service”. […]

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

The CEO of Macquarie Media, Adam Lang, said there was a “no comment” on the Jones negotiations but was more forthcoming on the Hadley allegations: “All staff at Macquarie Media are required to adhere to a workplace behaviour policy which includes a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment and report any matters of concern. […]

Chris Evans scandalizes social media after accidentally sharing an unidentified nude photo on his Instagram Story

‘I feel so bad for him right now. Let’s give this picture some attention because this man is incredible!’ wrote Emma Fitzgerald, while including a sweet photo of the actor with in a New England Patriots shirt while cuddled up with his dog.

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 […]

Judges are becoming victims of juicy gossip and slanderous social media posts, says Justice N.V. Ramana

“As judges are self-restrained from speaking out in their own defence, they are now being construed as soft targets for criticism. This issue is further complicated by the proliferation of social media and technology, wherein judges are becoming victims of juicy gossip and slanderous social media posts,” Justice Ramana, who is the judge number two […]

Millennials Connect Via Social Media Challenges During COVID-19

Introducing oneself or one’s interests through GIFs is another popular trend on Instagram. The template comes in several formats, such as “this or that” or “my favorite things.” Once tagged, users post GIF stickers on Instagram and tag others.  

Tulshibaug app, social media pages on the way: Secretary of shop owners assn

There are already guidelines issued by the PMC and the state government, which we have made compulsory for all traders. Face masks are compulsory; sanitisers in every shop; thermal checking of customers when they come inside the shop. Now, some have also kept oxymeters to check oxygen levels. Social distancing needs to be maintained, so […]

‘That is the worst thing you can say’: Denise Welch breaks down as she reveals she’s taking a break from social media after Piers Morgan branded her a ‘dumb and dangerous Covid-denier’

The debate, which also featured Dr Sara Kayat, saw Denise also talk about people’s mental health and the fact that people who suffer from the likes of cancer and heart disease were failing to receive the treatment they needed. 

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.’