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

Penalties for individuals who “provide a hosting service” and fail to remove material can be up to three years imprisonment or a $2.1m fine, or both. Labor believes these penalties will not apply to executives of social media companies because giants like Facebook and Twitter – not the individuals themselves – provide the service.

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

Contributor Jane Caro said she abides by most of the rules but was taken aback by the “don’t advocate” rule because that’s what her life’s work is. “It’s not going to change my behaviour,” she told Weekly Beast. “I advocate for feminism, I advocate for abortion rights, I advocate for public schools. I’m a freelancer […]

‘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

But while The Social Dilemma establishes that there is a problem, it struggles to locate the source of the stink. The film begins with an offscreen producer asking technologists what, exactly, is wrong with social media. It ends with those same technologists offering their prophecies for the future. Mostly, it shows the technologists squirming in […]

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.  

‘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 […]

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 […]

‘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. 

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

This is a map of the US I made last year in response to my experiences there when filming my forthcoming Channel 4 series, Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip. I love maps. They have an air of authority, they show us where to go. This map toys with the common delusion that there is […]