Digital communications--Social aspects

Survey

5 Dec 2018

High school student support in the United States for First Amendment freedoms remains high, relative to historical levels of support in prior iterations of this survey.

Report

4 Dec 2018

This review illustrated that there are compelling factors for significant additional capital investment in telecommunications infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities and economy-wide benefits that are available for the people in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Report

Artisanal, community-reliant, and industrial approaches
14 Nov 2018

This report provides fresh insights for those developing content moderation policy and regulation by illustrating how leading companies’ missions, business models, and team sizes influence their approaches. Along the way, the report teases out the emergent challenges and tensions these actors face in balancing context...

Report

Protecting free expression, diversity and civic engagement in the global digital ecosystem
13 Nov 2018

The goal of this report, and those involved in its formation, is to enhance free expression, diversity and democracy at the same time as we protect human rights and encourage innovation. The contributions from the authors included in this report offer a starting point for...

Report

8 Nov 2018

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.

Report

2 Nov 2018

Humanitarianism is changing with the digital age and with new modes of networked communication and interaction. The research presented in this report offers new insights into the way people engage with humanitarian activities in their local contexts and everyday lives.

Report

The political perils of online ad tech
17 Oct 2018

This report argues that today’s digital advertising infrastructure creates disturbing new opportunities for political manipulation and other forms of antidemocratic strategic communication.

Report

4 Oct 2018

This study is one of the largest analyses to date on how fake news spread on Twitter both during and after the 2016 U.S election campaign.

Audio

18 Sep 2018

Ever wondered why it's important to recognise the Chinese totalitarian system for what it is? This story explains why.

Guide

14 Sep 2018

The YeS Project is a new digital and social health program encouraging young people to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online. The program helps spark proactive conversations between young people about their digital lives and practices, ultimately...

Guide

Reaching vulnerable populations where they are — online
13 Sep 2018

At Code for America, we help make government services work, starting with people who need them most. Serving these people requires not only building great digital services, but finding ways to effectively reach them.

Report

15 Aug 2018

This research examined the effects of ‘push marketing’ – direct promotional messages such as text messages, emails and phone calls – on wagering operators’ account-holders.

Discussion paper

26 Jun 2018

This discussion paper is the starting point of two reviews inviting stakeholders and interested parties to provide their views about the Online Safety Act and the Online Content Scheme in Schedules 5 and 7 to the BSA, which regulates the internet industry and content services...

Report

Statistical insights into experiences, impact and response
5 Jun 2018

This report presents the findings of a nationally representative study whose purpose was to explore the experiences, attitudes, and behaviours of New Zealand teens about digital communications including harm and/or distress.

Report

14 May 2018

The central message of this report is that the impact of digital regulation should be viewed through the prism of human rights law. Government attempts to control the digital world pose an inevitable tension between two fundamental human rights - fair access to the internet...

Report

22 Mar 2018

This research project looks at how young, first and second generation Victorians are accessing and using digital technology to engage in social, economic, political and cultural life online.

Journal article

20 Mar 2018

Since 2014, millions of refugees and migrants have arrived at the borders of Europe. This article argues that, in making their way to safe spaces, refugees now rely upon both physical and digital infrastructure.

Report

17 Mar 2018

Young people are more likely to start drinking alcohol earlier and at risky levels as a direct result of alcohol companies targeting them via advertising, this review by Curtin University has found.

Report

12 Mar 2018

This study shows the landscape for legal disputes around reputation is changing, as the question ‘who is a publisher’ continues to evolve. It highlights the growing influence of social platforms and websites not affiliated with media companies as the source of legal disputes.

Discussion paper

26 Feb 2018

The ACCC encourages submissions responding to this issues paper from market participants, including media content creators/journalists, media outlets, digital platforms, advertisers, consumers, small businesses and industry associations.

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