Organisation

Centre for Responsible Technology

Owning Institution:
Discussion paper

Tech-xit: can Australia survive without Google and Facebook?

In the wake of threats by Google and Facebook to scale back or close services in Australia should the federal government proceed with plans to charge them for news content, this report identifies serious risks to Australian businesses, government services and consumers if services are...
Report

Like a virus: the coordinated spread of coronavirus disinformation

This research has identified coordinated networks of Pro-Trump and QAnon social media clusters at the centre of coordinated efforts to disseminate disinformation about COVID-19, particularly the conspiracy theory that China engineered the virus as a bioweapon.
Discussion paper

Gambling on games: how video games expose children to gambling

The presence of gambling and gambling technologies in video games is widespread, pernicious and often hidden. This report identifies four different categories of gambling– gaming crossover, each of which poses different risks and may need to be addressed in different ways: immersive and addictive technologies...
Discussion paper

Distorting the public square: political campaigning on social media requires greater regulation

This paper outlines the results of recent polling which shows that the Australian public support tighter regulation of political advertising on social media platforms, from truth in advertising, limits to micro-targeting, to bans on political advertising on social media altogether.