Queensland LNP candidate Jim Bellos apologises for offensive posts about female journalist | Liberal Tempemail party- Tempemail

The endorsed Queensland Liberal Tempemail party candidate, policeman Jim Bellos, has apologised for social media posts referring to a female journalist as a “cow” and a “stupid sour bitch”. . The Facebook posts by Bellos, a former Queenslander of the Year who is running at a state by-election in the Continue Reading

Tech chiefs called in to No 10 over racist posts to black England players | Social media- Tempemail

Boris Johnson has summoned tech companies to Downing Street to order them to do more to tackle online abuse, amid mounting criticism of the government after black England players were deluged with racist posts in the aftermath of their Euro 2020 defeat. The England footballer Tyrone Mings has criticised the Continue Reading

Queensland police investigated after sexist, racist and homophobic Facebook posts | Queensland- Tempemail

The Queensland police commissioner, Katarina Carroll, has flagged a crackdown on police use of social media after the discovery of Facebook groups posting sexist, racist and homophobic material. Guardian Australia has seen posts from multiple Facebook groups whose membership is restricted to police officers. They include posts by Queensland officers Continue Reading

Facebook under fire as human rights groups claim ‘censorship’ of pro-Palestine posts | Social media- Tempemail

Facebook’s often inscrutable content moderation process has come under renewed fire during the 11-day bombardment of Gaza after hundreds of pro-Palestine posts were removed, many without explanation. Nearly 500 removals on Instagram and Facebook were documented by 7amleh, a Palestinian digital rights non-profit, between 6 and 19 May. Now, 7amleh Continue Reading

Stop with the #selfcare posts – taking a day off isn’t an option for most people- Tempemail

It’s OK if you haven’t done anything today. Cut yourself some slack – we’re living in a global pandemic #selfcare” That seems to be the gist of a good chunk of social media posts, floating around since March. And the authors of those nuggets have really been hitting their stride Continue Reading

Craig Kelly’s Facebook posts are mysteriously disappearing – and no one can explain it | Australian politics

Posts by the controversial Liberal MP for Hughes, Craig Kelly have been disappearing from his Facebook timeline almost as fast as the prolific Facebook correspondent has been posting. Kelly denies vehemently that he has been deleting them, but monitoring by some of his constituents who are members of groups such Continue Reading

Texts, tweets and posts have replaced letters. Is our history becoming transitory? | Culture- Tempemail

In the process of removing the final vestiges of my things from my parents’ house this year I find a letter from my nana – Big Nana (because she was tall), not Little Nana (who wasn’t) – written in her familiar curly script. “Last Sunday I went to D’s 80th Continue Reading

Australian MP targeted by conspiracy posts calls for Facebook to be treated as publisher | Technology- Tempemail

The Nationals MP Anne Webster is lobbying senior ministers to bring forward legislation that would force Facebook and other platforms to assume editorial responsibility for the content they publish, in an effort to combat proliferating misinformation. Webster launched defamation proceedings against Australian conspiracy theorist Karen Brewer over a series of Continue Reading

US police chief resigns over ‘death to all Democrats’ posts- Tempemail

A police chief in Arkansas has resigned after posting messages on a right-wing social media app calling for “death to all” Democrats. Lang Holland’s posts on Parler went viral and received widespread condemnation on other social media platforms such as Twitter.  The mayor of Marshall, the small city where Mr Continue Reading