• Shutting the stable doors of social media

    Timothy Graham     |      January 8, 2021

    The past few years have presented high stakes . Yet there have been plenty of opportunities to stop the situation snowballing to where it is now.

  • Recruiters shouldn’t bother stalking applicants’ social media profiles

    Craig Donaldson     |      November 26, 2020

    UNSW Business School research has found there is little to no correlation for recruiters between a job candidate’s social media profile and potential on-the-job performance or retention levels.

  • Will Facebook pull news from its Australian site?

    Rob Nicholls     |      September 2, 2020

    Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law.

  • Sharing to social media: Sensationalism or social good?

    Rachel Gray     |      August 12, 2020

    People should consider the implications of posting images and footage of tragic events online, says UNSW’s Alyce McGovern. 

  • COVID-19 denial is spreading on social media

    Elise Thomas     |      April 16, 2020

    Governments and health authorities should take steps to tackle the growing pockets of coronavirus denialism within their communities, as a war against this invisible enemy cannot be won if people don’t believe it exists.

  • Is social media addictive?

    Open Forum     |      December 17, 2019

    Is social media addictive? Really, truly addictive? Is it so compelling and rewarding for some excessive users that it affects behaviour and choices in “real” life, like substance abuse and gambling?

  • The Digital Platforms Inquiry gets a lukewarm government response

    Katharine Kemp     |      December 15, 2019

    The ACCC’s inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia’s businesses and media.

  • Teens should ‘get smart’ about social media

    Open Forum     |      December 13, 2019

    New research indicates that social media is leading young adolescent girls and boys down a worrying path towards developing body image issues and eating disorder behaviours – even though they are smartphone savvy.

  • The global disinformation order

    Philip Howard     |      December 2, 2019

    We once hoped that social media would help bring down dictatorships, but the use of social media by authoritarian countries to spread their propaganda around the world is actually undermining democratic nations.

  • Are legal curbs coming for social media?

    Michael Douglas     |      November 28, 2019

    Defamation law reform may see social media companies held liable for what they publish, but while this would be good for lawyers, it might be chilling for free speech.

  • Face to face with Facebook

    Nasya Bahfen     |      November 20, 2019

    Beleaguered social network Facebook is charging ahead with plans for world domination despite falling public trust in its administration and multiple investigations by lawmakers in the US.

  • Is social media harming our kids?

    Alexandra Hansen     |      November 19, 2019

    Social media is a ubiquitous part of life, especially for our “digitally-native” children and adolescents, but is it causing more harm than good? 5 experts weigh in on the topic in this special feature article.