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Hard-hitting, trusted news still sells, in digital and print

Traditional news media is alive and well, says The Australian’s CHRIS MITCHELL, but the free ride for digital tech giants must come to an end.

Facebook removes 1.3b fake accounts

Facebook has revealed that it removed 1.3 billion fake accounts from the platform in the six month period from October 2017 to March 2018, equivalent...

Facebook attempts to save face with trust campaign

Facebook is pushing back against poor PR with a major Australian advertising campaign in an attempt to rebuild its trust with users. The national campaign...

Research shows 2 out of 3 Aussies mistrust Facebook

A preview of new data from NewsMediaWorks’ ADTrust 2018 study shows that a majority of Australians trust Facebook significantly less that they did six months ago. In...

Tech giants targeted on tax

Treasurer Scott Morrison revealed new regulations in the federal budget on Tuesday to crack down on multinational digital and tech companies known to pay minimal...

Data misuse a concern for 80pc of Australians

Weeks after Facebook’s data harvesting scandal, data is still on the minds of media professionals and the general public alike. With awareness of the issue...

Facebook CEO admits need for external regulation

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced US Congress this week in the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, admitting that self-regulation is no longer working....

Privacy Commission launches Facebook inquiry

Australia’s Information and Privacy Commission will formally investigate how social media site Facebook allowed the information of more than 311,000 Australians to be shared with...

Big price to pay for poor crisis management: Botsman

Fear, suspicion and disenchantment are deadly viruses that spread fast when companies fail to respond quickly and take ownership of mistakes, as has happened with...

Protect your data: How to update your privacy settings

Everyday, consumers are unwittingly uploading data about themselves on to digital platforms. The Australian’s CHRIS GRIFFITH outlines how you can protect yourself from data harvesting. It’s...

Facebook’s data harvesting highlights trust pitfalls

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has taken responsibility for allowing research firm Cambridge Analytica to access the data of millions of users, with the upcoming Australian...

Facebook, Google inquiry ‘a priority’ for ACCC

Facebook and Google’s role in the Australian media ecosystem will come under strong scrutiny, as Australian Consumer and Competition Commission chairman Rod Sims names the...