Facebook workers rebel over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Trump | Technology

Facebook employees are staging a rebellion over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Donald Trump, expressing their dissatisfaction with their boss on social media in a rare display of dissent from within the company. Disagreement came from employees at all levels of the company, including some senior staff. Particular criticism Continue Reading

Australian media companies face defamation liability for comments on Facebook after court dismisses appeal | Media- Tempemail

The New South Wales court of appeal has dismissed an appeal from several newspapers and a TV news channel over a court ruling that held them liable for defamatory comments posted in response to news articles about Northern Territory youth detainee Dylan Voller on their Facebook pages. Voller, whose mistreatment Continue Reading

Covid-19 misinformation: pro-Trump and QAnon Twitter bots found to be worst culprits | Social media- Tempemail

Misinformation about the origins of Covid-19 is far more likely to be spread by pro-Trump, QAnon or Republican bots on Twitter than any other source, according to a study commissioned by the Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology. In late March, when the coronavirus pandemic was taking hold in the Continue Reading

In a polarised world, even checking facts on Twitter becomes politicised | Kenan Malik | Opinion- Tempemail

Like many Twitter debates, the war of words that broke out last week between Donald Trump and the social media company may seem inconsequential, even infantile. However, the spat raises important questions about the relationship between the public, technology companies and the state, especially in a polarised America. On Tuesday, Continue Reading

Twitter taking on Trump’s lies? About time too | John Naughton | Opinion

In addition to washing your hands while singing the first two verses of The Internationale, it might be a good time also to clean out your Twitter feed. According to a recent report of a research study by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, Continue Reading

The rot in Australian media is already advanced. We need to understand the damage wrought in 2020 | Australian media- Tempemail

The Northern Age was founded in Townsville in the 1890s – there are conflicting reports of the precise date – in what was still the Colony of Queensland.  It was moved to Ingham, just north of Townsville, then the smaller neighboring town of Halifax, changing its name to the Planter, Continue Reading

Meghan McCain to keep details of pregnancy private due to social media trolls- Tempemail

Meghan McCain has opened up about her reasons for keeping details about her pregnancy private. On Thursday, The View host, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Ben Domenech, revealed that she has decided not to share updates on social media because she does not want her baby Continue Reading

The case of Myka Stauffer ‘rehoming’ her autistic adoptive son shows you shouldn’t believe what you see on social media- Tempemail

Never trust people who give a picture-perfect view of family life and caring for their children on social media. For every carefully edited scene with saccharine music dubbed over it, there will be ten scenes they couldn’t use because the baby or parent was screaming or running around naked with Continue Reading

Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’ | Technology

Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump’s tweets behind a warning that it “glorifies violence”, further escalating the social media company’s row with the US president. The US president’s tweet, posted on Thursday night Washington time, warned people in Minneapolis protesting against the killing of a black man, George Floyd, Continue Reading

Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Targetting Social Media Companies | Tempemail

Sourced from Deadline. United States President Donald Trump has signed a controversial executive order that could allow federal officials in the US to go after technology giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google over how those companies treat content that appears on their websites. The president, whom The Independent claims, has Continue Reading