‘It’s genuine, you know?’: why the online influencer industry is going ‘authentic’

Calamities such as Fyre Festival have tarnished the booming business of YouTube and Instagram stars. Now the industry’s top tastemakers have a new plan: keeping it real.

Free speech: why editors can no longer publish and be damned

Economic pressures and social media are forcing the media to think twice about upsetting readers

Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?

For a growing number of users and mental health experts, the positivity of Instagram is precisely the problem, with its relentless emphasis on promoting ‘perfect’ lifestyles. Should everyone just stop scrolling?

Apple’s Latest Software Features

Apple spoke about minimising the threat of any more data breaches through the updated version of iOS.

Facebook advertises for ‘fake news’ fact checkers

Firm changes initial ad for ‘news credibility specialists’ to ‘news publisher specialists’

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs

Plaintiffs claim social network’s ‘scraping’ of information including call recipients and duration violates privacy and competition law

What should be done with Facebook – break it up, or regulate it?

A consensus says that something must be done with the all-powerful tech platforms. But how far do governments go?

Google tells Australian regulator it is not contributing to ‘the death of journalism’

In a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission inquiry into the impact on media from digital platforms, Google says the internet has made news more diverse, specialised and accessible, and traditional media is adapting.

Instagram to let users download everything they have ever shared

New portability tool will allow users to extract copy of own content posted on social network

You can buy anything on the black market – including Twitter handles

The perfect @ identity is a must-have accessory for big companies and brand-conscious celebrities – at any cost

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