Position paper

Misinformation and news quality on digital platforms in Australia: a position paper to guide code development

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released this position paper outlining its expectations for a voluntary code or codes of practice on misinformation and news quality to be developed by digital platforms.
Guide

Australian code of practice on disinformation and misinformation

This code of practice has been developed by the Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI), a non-profit industry association that advocates for the interests of the digital industry in Australia. DIGI members include Google, Facebook, Twitter and eBay. It is a response to a request from...
Survey

News use across social media platforms in 2020

To better understand the ways Americans get their news in the digital age, the Pew Research Center surveyed 9,220 American adults from 31 August to 7 September 2020. This report outlines the findings.
Report

Google’s assessment of Google

This paper examines claims by Google and its consultants that the company generates massive economic benefits for Australia—$39 billion for business and $14 billion for consumers. These claims are massively overstated and, as might be expected, negative aspects of Google’s practices are not acknowledged.
Report

A report on anti-disinformation initiatives

In this report, the authors investigate fake news landscapes around the world and analyses a range of measures adopted by governments to combat disinformation.
Discussion paper

Start spreading the news: news sentiment and economic activity in Australia

In times of crisis, real-time indicators of economic activity are a critical input to timely and well-targeted policy responses. The authors of this paper have developed a ‘news sentiment index’ that measures the net balance of words expressing positive and negative sentiment used by journalists...
Policy report

The influence environment

This report is based on detailed research into 24 Chinese-language media organisations operating in Australia, analysis of their coverage of events, and investigations into the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) efforts to influence media in this country.
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: October 2020

This survey report forms part of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative's ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
Briefing paper

Regulating misinformation: policy brief

Misinformation is now a top-level policy issue. This paper assesses the benefits and risks associated with the identification and regulation of news and information.
Report

Australian perspectives on misinformation

This report proposes common-sense media literacy techniques to help prevent the spread of misinformation, as well as a series of experimental steps to reach out to conspiracy believers.