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Social/search: Facebook takes out anti-fake news ads

Facebook has started advertising news media tips in the UK press to raise awareness of fake news in the lead up to the British general…

Social/search: Mobile takes 51 per cent of digital ads

New research out of the US has shown mobile has grown to represent more than 50 per cent of advertising spend in 2016 – a…

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…

Social/Search: Australia tops Facebook world usage

Research has shown that 75 per cent of Australians are active Facebook users, 20 per cent above the global average. The ‘Digital in 2017’ report,…

Social/ Search: Funding shake-up at Medium

Popular blogging site Medium has abandoned its newly-launched ad-funded business model. [contextly_auto_sidebar] Medium CEO Ev Williams did not offer an alternative funding model, but stated…

Facebook confesses to more errors

Facebook has revealed “misallocations” in several responses to live video and promised to improve how it calculates the reach of advertising on its platform. Changes…

Facebook admits metric inflation

Facebook has again admitted it is over-stating metrics to advertisers – this time by as much as 55 per cent. The social media giant, which…

Nation gets snap-happy

Readers this week celebrated what they love about life in their cities as part of a local newspaper initiative now being run across the country. #SnapSydney, launched…

PODCAST: Role of a newspaper columnist in 2016

Rowan Dean, a columnist for both News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media, chats about his role in an age of information overload, satire and social…

Social/Search: Facebook relaxes rules that block newsworthy content                 

The possibility that Facebook will relax censorship of news content has increased with a pledge to change rules that define what the company will find…

Mobile, Snapchat top agency agenda

Mobile devices have been at the heart of an annual innovation showcase organised this week by Australia’s largest media agency, GroupM. The mLab event exposes…

Social/Search: Tit-for-tat ad-block battle

The technology arms race against ad-blocking software heated up this week as Facebook played a cat-and-mouse game with popular ad-blocking software Adblock Plus. Facebook announced…