After Twitter took down an account devoted to protecting Julian Assange, the people fought back. It may seem small, but the larger picture is anything but.
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CNN’s latest takedown of Julian Assange is rife with assertions that WikiLeaks worked in concert with Russian hackers. None of it is true, in fact, even the laziest Googling can disprove it.
@Unity4J, one of the largest Twitter accounts supporting Julian Assange has been taken down. The social media platform gave no reason for doing so.
Last night, Four Corners suggested massive corruption within the plan to save the Murray-Darling Basin. This morning, both sides of the issue have sparred through press releases.
Yesterday, the heads of our biggest media organisations banded together to seek greater protections for their journalists. But, what is on the table, and what can we realistically expect?
Despite data showing the opposite, Netflix has repeatedly denied that it leans to the left. Apparently, politics doesn’t enter into it. So why did they give the Obamas a multi-project deal?
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
This morning, the words of Israel Folau hit the front pages. If we’re so opposed to his message, at what point do we stop magnifying it?
After one journalist was completely discredited through a bogus Twitter thread, I believe those who plug for internet censorship are kept by one simple definition.
It’s official. Compared to other countries, we view the least amount of news and we’re far more likely to assume we’re being told the truth.
It may seem like we’re now waging war on journalists, but the marginalisation of meaningful voices in the media works on a far longer timeline.
The confirmation of Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury took the form of an emotional press conference. However, the internet isn’t buying the tears.
Yesterday, the long-delayed update on our greenhouse gas emissions was exclusively given to a Murdoch publication, who hid it behind a paywall. Clearly, we’re weren’t meant to see it.
We might still be reeling from the AFP’s brazen attack on our journalists, but their behaviour is in line with similar organisations worldwide.
The Australian Federal Police raiding the offices of journalists should not serve as a warning, but as an accurate representation of what we’ve enabled.
Not circulating the name of the shooter has gained momentum since the Christchurch tragedy. It has also spread to the US, evident in the reporting of the recent Virginia Beach mass shooting. Perhaps we should do the same.
The coverage of politics in this country is fundamentally flawed, as we too often report the personalities over the actual policy.
It was the great climate mystery of 2018. Who was responsible for the massive uptick in the use of banned ozone-destroying chemicals? After much work, researchers think they know who is responsible.
The data we archive today becomes history tomorrow. So, considering that we’re writing our own canon, I’m wondering who is saving exactly what.
Avengers: Endgame and the last Game of Thrones represent the end of dork culture. It will still be around, but I fear we’ve reached the top of Everest.
In the wake of the two recent tragedies, I’ve noticed something. When faced with unspeakable horror, social media tends to dust off the holiday snaps – and I think I know why.
We’re a nation that elects extremely stupid politicians. So, the tendency from some journalists is to elevate their idiocy to higher planes of thinking. This services no-one but themselves.