Facebook (Electronic resource)

Commentary

22 Mar 2019
7

The social media giants say they’re dealing with online predators, but they really don’t want to talk about it.

Report

18 Feb 2019
141

This report repeats earlier recommendations for clear legal liabilities to be established for tech companies to act against harmful or illegal content on their sites, and calls for a compulsory Code of Ethics defining what constitutes harmful content.

Commentary

11 Dec 2018
23

The current regime that oversees digital platforms is woefully inadequate. Right now, as the ACCC notes, digital platforms are largely unregulated.

Commentary

11 Dec 2018
18

The ACCC has signalled its intention to work with the OECD and other international agencies to kickstart an international law-making effort to regulate Google, Facebook and their successors.

Report

10 Dec 2018
94

This report outlines the ACCC's concerns regarding the market power held by Google and Facebook, including their impact on Australian businesses and, in particular, on the ability of media businesses to monetise their content.

Report

A report prepared for The Policy Observatory, Auckland University of Technology
6 Sep 2018
12

This provides important data on the relationship between web platforms and New Zealand news organisations. It gives an overview of Google and Facebook’s position in the New Zealand media market, media companies’ website traffic patterns, and an assessment of media companies’ dependency on traffic from...

Report

31 May 2018
233

Until recently, Facebook had dominated the social media landscape among America’s youth – but it is no longer the most popular online platform among teens, according to this Pew Research Center survey.

Report

8 May 2018
5

In this rigorous and independent evaluation of Facebook’s new ad transparency plans, the authors of this report urge the company to improve its ad transparency tools to enable meaningful public scrutiny.

Article

3 May 2018
11

Social media platforms have been notoriously opaque about how they work. But something may have shifted, writes Tarleton Gillespie.

Commentary

24 Apr 2018
4

Facebook’s chief executive made a surprise admission to Congress earlier this month. Yet we’re in danger of letting him off the hook.

Audio interview

21 Mar 2018
9

Chances are you or your partner, kids or friends have a Facebook account. So how safe is your information, following the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica?

Audio interview

20 Mar 2018
14

"There needs to be a complete rethink of the way we allow political parties to operate," says the Chair of Digital Rights Watch, Tim Norton.

Report

1 Mar 2018
273

This Pew Research Center survey of American adults finds that the social media landscape in early 2018 is defined by a mix of long-standing trends and newly emerging narratives.

Audio interview

26 Feb 2018
6

The ACCC is set to investigate the "bargaining power" of the Internet behemoths and whether that's affecting the quality and range of news supplied to Australian consumers.

Report

23 Jan 2018
390

This report argues that the central problem of disinformation corrupting American political culture is not Russian spies or a particular social media platform. The central problem is that the entire industry is built to leverage sophisticated technology to aggregate user attention and sell advertising.

Report

8 Jan 2018
381

This research report has been promoted as the first scientific, data-based study of Americans’ exposure to fake news in the month surrounding the 2016 U.S. election.

Audio interview

30 Aug 2017
5

The Duterte Government in the Philippines is driving a propaganda war on the back of the rising popularity of social media, especially Facebook, according to journalist, Maria Ressa

Report

Six case studies on Facebook's internet "On Ramp" initiative from Africa, Asia and Latin America
27 Jul 2017
193

When Facebook launched its 'Free Basics' app aimed at helping people without Internet access, they said that the app would serve as an “on ramp” to using the whole global Internet. This research by Global Voices suggests that in contrast to this claim, the app...

Report

22 Jun 2017
449

The Sensis Social Media report is an annual survey of 800 consumers, 1,000 SMBs and 100 large businesses on how they use social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Commentary

4 May 2017
163

A visitor to this country over the past week might wonder where, or in what year, he or she has landed. It’s now nine sleeps since ANZAC Day 2017, and hundreds of articles and hours of rolling outrage have been expended on a few words...

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