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Trump’s push to regulate social media faces uphill battle – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

US President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms. Trump said last week that he wants to “remove or change” a provision of a law that shields social media companies from liability for […]

On the run: lack of sport drives fans to madcap world of marble racing | Technology – Blog – Emails

“Can’t believe I watched this all the way to the end,” Gary Lineker tweeted early into Britain’s coronavirus crisis. “The lack of live sport is clearly getting to me.” He attached a 2-minute YouTube video in which a handful of marbles career down a twisting channel dug into sand, accompanied by a breathless commentary: “Marbles in the […]

Facebook workers rebel over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Trump | Technology – Blog – Emails

Facebook employees are staging a rebellion over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against Donald Trump, expressing their dissatisfaction with their boss on social media in a rare display of dissent from within the company. Disagreement came from employees at all levels of the company, including some senior staff. Particular criticism was levelled at Zuckerberg’s personal decision […]

Australian media companies face defamation liability for comments on Facebook after court dismisses appeal | Media- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The New South Wales court of appeal has dismissed an appeal from several newspapers and a TV news channel over a court ruling that held them liable for defamatory comments posted in response to news articles about Northern Territory youth detainee Dylan Voller on their Facebook pages. Voller, whose mistreatment in the Don Dale youth […]

Covid-19 misinformation: pro-Trump and QAnon Twitter bots found to be worst culprits | Social media- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Misinformation about the origins of Covid-19 is far more likely to be spread by pro-Trump, QAnon or Republican bots on Twitter than any other source, according to a study commissioned by the Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology. In late March, when the coronavirus pandemic was taking hold in the US and across much of […]

In a polarised world, even checking facts on Twitter becomes politicised | Kenan Malik | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Like many Twitter debates, the war of words that broke out last week between Donald Trump and the social media company may seem inconsequential, even infantile. However, the spat raises important questions about the relationship between the public, technology companies and the state, especially in a polarised America. On Tuesday, Twitter attached a health warning […]

Twitter taking on Trump’s lies? About time too | John Naughton | Opinion – Blog – Emails

In addition to washing your hands while singing the first two verses of The Internationale, it might be a good time also to clean out your Twitter feed. According to a recent report of a research study by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, about 45% of the false […]

The rot in Australian media is already advanced. We need to understand the damage wrought in 2020 | Australian media- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The Northern Age was founded in Townsville in the 1890s – there are conflicting reports of the precise date – in what was still the Colony of Queensland.  It was moved to Ingham, just north of Townsville, then the smaller neighboring town of Halifax, changing its name to the Planter, and perhaps the Northern Planter, […]

Meghan McCain to keep details of pregnancy private due to social media trolls- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Meghan McCain has opened up about her reasons for keeping details about her pregnancy private. On Thursday, The View host, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Ben Domenech, revealed that she has decided not to share updates on social media because she does not want her baby exposed to hateful comments. “People […]

The case of Myka Stauffer ‘rehoming’ her autistic adoptive son shows you shouldn’t believe what you see on social media- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Never trust people who give a picture-perfect view of family life and caring for their children on social media. For every carefully edited scene with saccharine music dubbed over it, there will be ten scenes they couldn’t use because the baby or parent was screaming or running around naked with poo smeared on their bum. […]