• Trump’s Twitter ban and the limits of free speech

    Conor McLaughlin     |      January 14, 2021

    Trump’s recent suspension from social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook raises questions about the limits of free speech in a functioning democracy. The recent move signals that while online platforms welcome debate, when it is accompanied by violence they must draw a line.

  • The Twitter war over Dan Andrews

    Open Forum     |      December 24, 2020

    A QUT study of two interrelated Twitter hashtag campaigns regarding Dan Andrews’ handling of the COVID-19 second wave found the activity was driven by a “small, hyper-partisan core of highly active participants” rather than bot accounts.

  • China’s twitter war against the West

    Jake Wallis     |      June 14, 2020

    The Chinese government deploys propaganda and disinformation against the West to pursue its strategic goals, and Twitter has become a major battleground.