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Facebook’s wooden-headed determination to ignore its culpability in both the spread – and the corrosive impact – of hate speech and misinformation finally crashed headlong into commercial reality last week. Key advertisers have had enough, and the dam is breaking.  As part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign more than 160 companies

Facebook’s newest ecommerce play has the potential to radically shake up the digital marketing and retail landscapes, according to retail expert Nathan Bush. Unveiled last week, Facebook Shops is a new set of commerce tools that allow retailers to set up online storefronts on Facebook and Instagram. In this week’s

Facebook Shops will roll out in Australia in the coming months, giving local businesses the ability to set up online storefronts on Facebook and Instagram.  The new commerce tool from the social media giant was announced overnight and features a new checkout, shopping tab, and shoppable live streams which will

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The ACCC is seeking input on the upcoming mandatory code of conduct between US tech giants Google and Facebook and local news media, exploring issues from what constitutes news and “quality journalism” to how a bargaining model, remuneration and enforcement might work. Stakeholders have until June 5th to make their

Facebook is seeking to distance itself from Google in the ACCC’s current adtech probe, saying it has incorrectly been lumped in with its fellow online advertising giant by the regulator. The tech giants do, however, share the same defence to the competition regulator’s ongoing inquiry: both argue the troves of

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Facebook placed warning labels on 50 million pieces of content related to COVID-19 during April in an effort to alert users to false information on the platform.  Since March 1, Facebook has removed more than 2.5 million pieces of content for the sale of masks, hand sanitizers, surface disinfecting wipes

The size of the potential penalty Facebook is facing in Australia over the Cambridge Analytica scandal is one of the few fines that may be large enough to move the needle on data compliance, argues former Cambridge Analytica employee turned data advocate Brittany Kaiser.  Speaking to an audience of Australian

So far Google, Facebook and Amazon appear to be weathering the COVID-19 storm, based on their financial performance in the first three months of the year. The period was marked by the global spread of the novel coronavirus, which was declared a pandemic and caused nations to implement strict lockdown

Facebook says its advertising business has begun to stabilise after a steep drop in March as brands pulled back spending amid coronavirus uncertainty. The social media giant today released Q1 financials which outperformed analyst expectations, sending shares up 10 per cent. In the first three months of 2020, Facebook recorded

Australia’s privacy regulator has welcomed the federal court’s decision to progress its landmark case against Facebook for alleged serious and repeated interference with Australian users’ privacy. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has been granted leave to serve legal documents on US-based Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland. Register