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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...

Resurgence of trust in traditional media

Scandals around fake news and increased conversations on trust have seen trust in journalism for general news and information rise by five per cent in...

Trust in media ‘not disappearing, but changing’

  In the era of “fake news”, social media and surprise poll results, it may be easy to believe that trust in traditional media is...

Facebook under fire over violence, fake news handling

Facebook’s media business came under scrutiny this week over its lack of monitoring of extreme material following a live-steamed murder and a “crackdown” on fake...

Social/ Search: Facebook to give tips on news literacy

Facebook has introduced a new tool to help users improve their news literacy and identify fake news. The tool will appear at the top of...

Global: NYT to use reader data to personalise home page

The New York Times will introduce algorithms to its digital platforms by mid-year that will customise the delivery of news online by adjusting a reader’s...

Global: Germany moves to make ‘fake news’ criminal offence

Germany has formally proposed a law to fine social networks up to €50 million if they fail to remove harmful fake news and what it...

News CEO takes fight to distributors, aggregators

News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson launched a verbal attack on digital distributors and aggregators following the company’s second quarter results, accusing them of profiting...

Fake news sparks Press Council membership drive

The Australian Press Council has renewed its campaign to attract new members and to reassure the public of the credibility of news organisations under its...

Global: Europe proposes plans to improve privacy

The European Commision has put forward new plans that would extend current privacy laws to online communications, including instant messaging and online video and audio...