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Zuckerberg undermines Facebook privacy plan

Facebook used its F8 developer conference to tell the world about plans to build a private social media service. Speakers, including chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, hammered home a conference slogan about the future being private. Zuckerberg did nothing to redeem Facebook’s tarnished reputation. Instead he undermined the message that he and his company wanted to […]

New Zealand, France to halt social media terror promotion

New Zealand and France will work together to make it harder for terrorists to broadcast violence through social media. The move is a response to the March 15 attack in Christchurch which the terrorist streamed live. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron will meet in Paris next month to discuss plans. They timed […]

Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology

Put aside for one moment the recent headlines. Forget about Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg facing politicians in Washington. And park everything you’ve heard about Cambridge Analytica. There are problems with the way most media organisations report Facebook. It’s something no-one ever talks about. The first problem is that media organisations are not disinterested external observers. […]

Media should unfriend Facebook

Scientists say a meteor hit the earth 66 million years ago and wiped out most dinosaurs. Journalists know how they felt. A meteor crashed into our world in the 1990s. The internet’s effect wasn’t immediate. Now, two decades on, mostformer journalists work in other industries. The media companies that employed them have either gone or […]