Social media

Fact sheet
12 January 2017

This fact sheet highlights the patterns and trends shaping the social media landscape over the past decade.

Blog post
11 January 2017

This blog post announcing the Facebook Journalism Project outlines how it is designed to support journalism and news literacy, and to serve as a hub for journalists and publishers to learn and...

6 January 2017

This report is a declassified version of a highly classified assessment that has been provided to the President and to recipients approved by the President.

27 December 2016

You might think it’s cute to snap a photo of your toddler running around in a playground or having a temper tantrum, and then posting it on social media. But did you ever think it might be a...

5 December 2016

DFAT has to work harder and smarter online to be heard above the noise.

2 December 2016

This report reviews challenges and opportunities for news media and journalism in today’s changing media environment and documents the transition to an increasingly digital, mobile, and social...

Audio podcast
1 December 2016

An interview with Vidhya Ramalingam and Ross Frenett about countering violent extremism (CVE), which refers to non-coercive efforts to help prevent involvement in terrorism.

24 November 2016

With the rise of fake news, the pull and push of traditional media is more important than ever, writes Mike Fewster.

Blog post
21 November 2016

This blog post discusses the importance of standards, rules and norms and the need to re-engineer these for the digital age, as explored at the UK's recent Internet Governance Forum.

14 November 2016

This report finds that Internet freedom has declined for the sixth consecutive year, with more governments than ever before targeting social media and communication apps as a means of halting the...