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Fake Tweet About Death Taxes Blasted As 'Dangerous Attack On Democracy'

4 min read

A Photoshopped tweet claiming the union movement supported 'death taxes' has been slammed as a "dangerous attack on democracy".

National

National

Shane Warne Denies Anti-Immigration Comments In Viral Far-Right Meme

1 min read

Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne has denied responsibility for anti-immigration comments attributed to him in a meme from a far-right Facebook page.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Newlyweds Shamed For 'Pathetic' Wedding Spread

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

World

World

Woman Faces Jail For Calling Ex's Wife A 'Horse' On Facebook

3 min read

A British woman is facing possible jail time in Dubai for calling her ex-husband's new wife a "horse" in a Facebook post almost three years ago.

Politics

Politics

Facebook Australia Bans Foreign Political Ads As Fake News 'Weaponised' Ahead Of Election

5 min read

A new Australian fact-checking tool will be introduced on Facebook and election ads from overseas will be blocked, as the social media giant prepares for a fake news onslaught during the coming federal election.

Sorin Toma

Sorin Toma

Zuckerberg's Calls For Increased Oversight After Christchurch Could Be Fake News

4 min read

The evil Christchurch atrocity has not only reignited the issue of gun control, it’s again shone the spotlight on the power and lack of regulation of social media and the behemoth that is Facebook.

National

National

New Details Emerge After Woman Was Allegedly Tortured And Held Hostage

2 min read

A woman who was allegedly held hostage, raped and tortured for four days was saved by her friends who contacted her captor over Facebook. 

Tech

Tech

Facebook Plans To Give News Its Own 'Neutral' Section

2 min read

Mark Zuckerberg has discussed a new plan to change the social media platform's relationship with news, by creating a new subsection dedicated to hosting articles.

National

National

Social Media Bosses Face Jail Time For Violent Online Content Under New Laws

2 min read

Australia is to become the first country in the world to introduce jail terms and multi-million-dollar fines for social media giants that do not quickly remove violent material.

World

World

Facebook Charged With Racial Discrimination In Targeted Ads

2 min read

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) charged Facebook Inc on Thursday with violating the Fair Housing Act, alleging that the company’s targeted advertising discriminated on the basis of race and colour.

World

World

French Muslim Group Sues Facebook Over Christchurch Terror Live Stream

1 min read

One of the main groups representing Muslims in France says it is suing Facebook and YouTube, accusing them of inciting violence by allowing the streaming of footage of the Christchurch massacre on their platforms.

Crime

Crime

Man Tricked Facebook And Google Out Of $141 Million By Sending Fake Invoices

2 min read

A man has admitted to scamming Facebook and Google into paying more than AUD$141 million by sending them fake invoices.  

Politics

Politics

Morrison Wants Facebook, Google To Block Terror Videos

3 min read

If Facebook can flash up ads for that pair of shoes you're thinking about buying, social media giants should be able to remove violent, explicit and hateful content.

Tech

Tech

Optus, Telstra, Vodafone Block Sites Hosting Christchurch Videos

5 min read

Australian phone providers are blocking their customers from accessing websites that hosted videos connected to the Christchurch terror attack.

Tech

Tech

Facebook Launches Tool To Remove 'Revenge Porn'

1 min read

Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject's consent, often called "revenge porn."

Views

Views

What Happened The Day Facebook And Instagram Crashed

2 min read

Won't someone think of the social media producers?

Tech

Tech

Facebook, WhatsApp And Instagram Worldwide Outage 'Not An Attack'

1 min read

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp are experiencing major outages worldwide, with users having issues accessing the apps.

World

World

This World Leader Posted A Sexually Explicit Video On Twitter But It's Not Been Removed

3 min read

Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro posted an explicit video on Twitter, claiming to "expose the truth" about how people express their sexuality.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Mum And Daughter Find Mysterious Ash-Like Powder In A Jar Bought Online

2 min read

A family is looking for answers after finding a mysterious white substance inside a pickle jar bought on Facebook Marketplace.

National

National

NSW Cops At Scene Of Premier 'Poo Protest'

1 min read

NSW Police are monitoring Premier Gladys Berejiklian's electorate office after thousands of social media users committed to defecate on the doorstep in response to her government's stance on pill testing.

World

World

Facebook Needs Independent Ethical Oversight: UK Lawmakers

2 min read

Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users’ data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Monday.

World

World

U.S. Negotiating Multi Billion-Dollar Fine With Facebook: Report

1 min read

The U.S. government and Facebook Inc. are negotiating a settlement over the company’s privacy lapses that could require the online social network to pay a multibillion-dollar fine, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Tech

Tech

Tech Giants Atlassian, Canva Fight 'Disappointing' Encryption Bill

3 min read

Australia's startup industry is fighting what it says are troubling aspects of the federal government's encryption bill.

Life

Life

Rejoice Because Messenger Now Has An Unsend Button

1 min read

Drunk texters can relax, for now you can claw back your messages, and your dignity.

Tech

Tech

Apparently Quitting Facebook Makes You Happier And Less Politically Extreme

2 min read

As Facebook celebrates 15 years of virtual companionship, a new study has tracked how the social media behemoth has gone from being a friend to a frenemy that makes users less happy and more politically extreme.

News

News

Apple Shuts Down Facebook Data Collecting App

2 min read

Since 2016, Facebook has been asking users to install a "Facebook Research" VPN that lets the company monitor their phone and online activity, according to Tech Crunch. 

World

World

The Bizarre Theory That #10YearChallenge Is A Facebook Data Mining Plot

2 min read

A theory suggesting the newest meme to sweep the internet is actually a data mining activity orchestrated by Facebook has picked up so much traction the social media giant has now responded.

Crime

Crime

Motorway Facebook Stunt 'Stupidest Thing' Police Have Ever Seen

2 min read

A car hurtling the wrong way down a busy motorway has been filmed in what police are calling the “stupidest thing” they’ve ever seen.

Tech

Tech

Mother Of Stillborn Baby Gets Apology From Facebook Then Hit With Adoption Ads

2 min read

An American journalist -- who penned an emotional letter to tech companies to change the way they advertise to women who experience stillbirth -- got an apology from Facebook but hours later was hit with adoption ads.

Sorin Toma

Sorin Toma

Online Users Are The Cash Cows Milked By Google, Amazon And Facebook

3 min read

Some say it was necessary.

Comedy

Comedy

This Bridezilla Takes The Cake

1 min read

Bride-to-be introduces weight-based dress code to guests

National

National

If Encryption Laws Go Through, Australia May Lose Apple

4 min read

Apple may pull out of the local market, the Aussie tech industry could be crippled and hackers could crack previously unbreakable codes under "outrageous" encryption legislation the government wants to ram through parliament.

Politics

Politics

Encrypted Messaging Bill To Pass After Labor Strikes Deal With Government

2 min read

New national security laws dealing with encrypted communications are likely to pass parliament by the end of the week.

Views

Views

China's Scary Social Credits System Should Have Us All Very Concerned

3 min read

When George Orwell’s disturbing play '1984' hit the big screen staring John Hurt, it whipped conspiracy theorists of the day into a lather, sending sales of tinfoil hats and ‘make your own bug detector kits’ skyrocketing.

World

World

'Barbaric Use Of Technology': Child Bride Auctioned For Marriage On Facebook

1 min read

Facebook has come under fire after it was revealed a child bride was sold on the social platform. 

Views

Views

I Was Facebook Shamed And What The Actual F***?

2 min read

I am old. And I am juvenile. What's your point?

Tech

Tech

Mark Zuckerberg Declines To Appear Before "International Grand Committee"

3 min read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will not appear before an "international grand committee" of at least five governments investigating disinformation and election meddling, according to a letter from Facebook obtained by CBS News.

Politics

Politics

A Government MP Is Fighting With A Simpsons Meme Page Again On Facebook

2 min read

We regret to inform you that LNP member Andrew Laming is beefing with a Simpsons meme page on Facebook again.

Tech

Tech

Alt-Right Social Media Site Linked To Suspected Synagogue Shooter Shut Down

6 min read

The difference between 'free speech' and 'hate speech' has sparked a firestorm in the US.

Life

Life

Help! I Accidentally Liked An Old Instagram Post!

3 min read

When Insta-stalking goes wrong, very wrong, it can be mortifying.

Tech

Tech

Millions Of Marriages Could Be In Trouble Due To Facebook's Latest Security Breach

3 min read

Hackers have gained access to Facebook yet again, this time potentially exposing the private messages and photos of almost 100 million users.

News

News

Incredible Find Behind Brick Wall

2 min read

As each brick was removed, the incredible secret behind the wall was revealed.

Tech

Tech

Facebook Security Breach Hits 50 Million Accounts And Might Affect Instagram Too

2 min read

Even if you never log into Facebook itself these days, the other apps and services you use, might be impacted by Facebook’s latest big, bad news.

Politics

Politics

Facebook Deletes Fraser Anning Over 'Hate Speech' Complaint

2 min read

Former One Nation senator has been removed from Facebook after his video was deemed 'hate speech'.

World

World

Former Contract Employee Sues Facebook Over PTSD

3 min read

Selena Scola worked as a Facebook content moderator for less than nine months before she developed post-traumatic stress disorder.

Crime

Crime

What Kind Of Bastard Runs Down Emus?

1 min read

The RSPCA is pleading for help after a video of a man laughing as he ran down emus in his car went viral on Facebook.

National

National

Take A Look Inside The Cathartic World Of Wedding Shaming

3 min read

You might have heard recently about the Bridezilla who cancelled her own wedding after demanding her guests contribute $1500 for her "dream wedding" and finding that none of them would cough up.

Views

Views

Don't Be A Zucker For Facebook's Claims It Will Clean Up Its Act

2 min read

Facebook’s business model demands that it continue to attract users that share personal information.

Tech

Tech

Facebook Driving Anti-Refugee Attacks, Study Finds

2 min read

Amid ongoing debate around the boundaries of policing online speech, new data has drawn a clear line between social media and real-life violence.

Tech

Tech

'Massive Power Grab': Privacy Experts Lash Gov't Encryption Proposals

4 min read

"The legislation is very specifically saying it's not a back door, while simultaneously ensuring they install multiple side doors and windows."

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Instagram Can Now Tell You How Much Time You're Wasting On Instagram

1 min read

Be afraid, be very afraid.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Trump Denies Collusion And My Health Record Laws Tightened

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

Zuckerberg Loses Billions In Record Facebook Fall

1 min read

A whopping $120 billion was wiped off Facebook's market value.

World

World

This Student Walked 30km To Work, So His Boss Gave Him A Car

2 min read

Walter Carr's car broke down, so he walked through the night to make it to his first morning of work instead.

News

News

Another Blow To Facebook As They Attempt To Win Back Trust

2 min read

Facebook's 'fake news' billboards messages altered by vandals.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Facebook's Snooze Feature Is Your New Best Friend

2 min read

Now you can block spoilers and annoying rants.

Politics

Politics

PM Wants Zuckerberg To 'Explain Himself To The Australian People'

2 min read

"We'd love to see the boss" Turnbull said.

Tech

Tech

How And Why Apple Is Going To Keep You Off Your Phone

5 min read

Apple still wants you to use your devices, but soon your iPhone won't "beg" for your attention.