Catfish is a problematic, compelling cocktail – podcasts of the week | Podcasts

Picks of the week Catfish: The PodcastThe acclaimed US indie doc turned ethical minefield of a TV series is now, as with 99% of existing intellectual property, also a podcast. Rather cheekily, its audio is recycled from previous episodes of the TV show (as an aside, this is, perhaps the Continue Reading

US thinktank linked to Google donations criticised ‘problematic’ ACCC digital media inquiry | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)- Tempemail

An American thinktank funded partly by undisclosed donations from Google tried to convince Australia’s competition watchdog not to regulate the media giant during a landmark digital platforms inquiry. The Global Antitrust Institute, a thinktank based at Virginia’s George Mason University, last year submitted a strident, 24-page condemnation of preliminary findings Continue Reading

Ten years of Black Twitter: a merciless watchdog for problematic behavior | Technology

There is power in numbers. No internet subsection displayed this fact better than Black Twitter, which touched nearly every sphere of American culture and politics this decade. In the 2010s Black Twitter become a cultural force to be reckoned with. It promoted Black Lives Matter and raised awareness around the Continue Reading

One in four children ‘have problematic smartphone use’ | Society

One in four children and young people could have problematic smartphone use, according to research that also suggests such behaviour is associated with poorer mental health. The amount of time children and teens spend using their devices has become an issue of growing concern, but experts say there is still Continue Reading