• Rugby Australia vs Israel Folau

    Jack Anderson     |      May 2, 2019

    A hearing on Wallabies star Israel Folau’s alleged breach of contract over his social media posts is set to pit Rugby Australia’s code of conduct against issues of fairness and even human rights.

  • How fake news gets into our minds, and what you can do to resist it

    Julian Matthews     |      April 18, 2019

    The way our memory works means it might be impossible to resist fake news completely but thinking like a scientist could help. This involves adopting a questioning attitude that is motivated by curiosity, and being aware of personal bias.

  • Goodbye Google+, but what happens when online communities close down?

    Stan Karanasios     |      April 5, 2019

    Google+ is the latest online community to shut down, forcing users to seek other options. So why are organisations pulling away from user-generated content such as reviews, comments and debates?

  • Media and broadcasting in the age of hate

    Graeme Dobell     |      March 26, 2019

    The tragic events in Christchurch pose, yet again, agonising questions for journalists as well as politicians and policy makers.

  • How second hand social media profiling can target you

    Open Forum     |      January 23, 2019

    A new study has found that people can be accurately profiled by using data from their friends’ accounts, even when they have deleted their own social media.

  • How ‘access journalism’ undermines real investigations

    Peter Manning     |      January 22, 2019

    An allegation is not necessarily a story, nor is a “link to something” automatically evidence. There needs to be larger conversation about what constitutes proper public evidence, proper reliable sources and transparency