Social media

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Online social networks
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Journal article

The relation between media consumption and misinformation at the outset of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the US

Public understanding of needed preventative measures and rejection of bogus ones is important because SARS-CoV-2 is highly contagious and potentially lethal. This article discusses a survey in early March 2020 to ascertain where and whether US residents were receiving accurate information from news sources.
Report

Science disinformation in a time of pandemic

By drawing parallels to elections, climate change and the anti-vaccination movement, this report illustrates how disinformation about COVID-19 can pose significant risks for public health, social cohesion and collective trust.
Policy report

Retweeting through the great firewall

This report analyses a persistent, large-scale influence campaign linked to Chinese state actors on Twitter and Facebook. This activity largely targeted Chinese-speaking audiences outside of the Chinese mainland (where Twitter is blocked) with the intention of influencing perceptions on key issues, including the Hong Kong...
Policy report

Winning hearts and likes

This report highlights and recognises the value of social media for the defence community — especially as a means of providing information and support for currently serving personnel and their families—by supporting the use of Facebook for those purposes by all defence units.
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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison said hate content on social media could be automatically screened out by algorithms. Is he correct?

The Federal Government has put social media companies on notice after the Christchurch massacre for failing to prevent the shooter's actions being broadcast and promoted online. But can algorithms automatically block hate content, as the Prime Minister cl
Report

Mitigating disinformation in Southeast Asian elections

This report identifies disinformation narratives, work models and innovations observed during the 2019 elections in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Report

Lessons in resilience: Canada's digital media ecosystem and the 2019 election

Researchers, policy-makers and the public at large are paying more attention to the threats that disinformation and other forms of online media manipulation pose to democratic institutions and political life. Coming after a number of international elections where disinformation was a serious problem, the authors...
Briefing paper

Mandatory news media bargaining code: concepts paper

The ACCC has released this concepts paper seeking views on each of the issues to be covered in a mandatory code to address bargaining power imbalances between Australian news media businesses and Google and Facebook.
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2020

The Digital News Report provides an annual snapshot of how Australians are consuming news in a digital media landscape. Now in its sixth year, the study provides in-depth analysis of news consumption and performance over time.