Facebook accused of not removing hate speech in complaint under Australia’s racial discrimination laws | Australia news

Facebook is facing a complaint under Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act that the company is not doing enough to moderate against hate speech. The Australian Muslim Advocacy Network (Aman) announced on Wednesday it had lodged a complaint under sections nine and 18(c) of the act with the Australian Human Rights Commission Continue Reading

EV battle heats up in Australia with plan to sell affordable Chinese import for $35,000 | Australia news

The race to bring an affordable electric car to Australia is about to kick into high gear with a Sydney-based company’s plan to import a new passenger car for less than $35,000. Among the cheapest zero-emissions vehicles now on the market in Australia is the Chinese-made MG ZS EV, which Continue Reading

NSW food delivery taskforce ignored riders safety concerns, advocates say | Australia news

A taskforce set up to improve safety after five delivery riders died on the job in the space of two months has suggested only minor changes to the industry, according to a draft of its report to be released next week. The action plan has been criticised for “caving to Continue Reading

Apple to let repairers in Australia and New Zealand sign up to spare parts program | Apple

Apple will allow independent repairers in Australia and New Zealand to sign up to a new program this week which will provide access to its tools and spare parts, as the company faces heat on the right to repair. The countries are two of 38 included in the expansion of Continue Reading

Australia urged to move on from ‘moral panic’ over video games after Disco Elysium banned | Games

The banning of video game Disco Elysium from sale in Australia has renewed calls for the Australian government to overhaul the classification system to move away from the “moral panic” associated with video games. On Friday afternoon, the Australian classification board announced Disco Elysium – The Final Cut was refused Continue Reading

Fears of escalating violence as online ‘hate factories’ sow division within Australia’s Indian community | Australia news- Tempemail

Concerns are growing that online “hate factories” spreading misinformation and propaganda about minority groups in India are influencing and radicalising people in Australia. In late February, men armed with bats and hammers attacked four Sikh students in a car in Harris Park in western Sydney. The occupants escaped unharmed, but Continue Reading

How the online safety bill could endanger free speech and the sex industry | Australia news

The online safety bill that’s currently before the Senate has alarmed free speech advocates, tech companies and Australia’s sex industry, with many concerned it gives too much power to one bureaucrat over what you can post online. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to porn performer Charlie Forde and reporter Josh Taylor about Continue Reading

The hidden cost of the craze for non-fungible tokens | Australia news

Over the past few months a technological craze has swept the internet: the buying and selling of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. This process uses blockchain technology to sell things like digital art, memes, tweets and videos, with NFTs from big name artists and entrepreneurs selling for millions of dollars. Laura Continue Reading

Anatomy of a conspiracy theory: how misinformation travels on Facebook | Australia news

In the early hours of New Year’s Eve, former Liberal MP Craig Kelly logged on to Facebook to make one of his regular contributions to the global network of misinformation about Covid-19 – this time, to promote the antiparasitic drug ivermectin as a treatment for the virus. The content of Continue Reading

The clumsily drafted online safety bill could see adult content censored in Australia | Pornography

“Gay Zombie Porn Gets Festival Flick” – just one of the many creative headlines following the announcement that LA Zombie, a film directed by queer art house auteur Bruce LaBruce, would be pulled from 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival after being refused an exemption from the Australian Classification Board. The Continue Reading