3.5 million black Americans were categorised as “deterrence” by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign team, according to UK media. Channel 4 News says it has obtained access to a “vast cache of data” used by Donald Trump’s campaign team to help profile 200 million American voters in his successful

Facebook will not appear at a Senate inquiry into foreign interference through social media on Friday despite having previously confirmed it would front up. The tech giant says it is a “scheduling issue” and has asked to instead give evidence after the upcoming US presidential election. The Australian Senate is

Facebook has announced the latest version of its successful standalone virtual reality (VR) headset, the Oculus Quest 2. The new device packs more computing power and a sharper screen than its predecessor, and is also US$100 cheaper. Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 (from AUD$479) is a powerful wireless VR headset for

A lengthy internal memo by an outgoing Facebook employee accuses the social media giant of ignoring or being too slow to respond to multiple known instances of fake accounts undermining democracies and political affairs around the world. Buzzfeed today revealed parts of Sophie Zhang’s explosive 6600 word memo which includes

Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law. The announcement follows the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s draft news media bargaining

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Facebook is threatening to prevent Australian users from sharing news stories on its platform if the government’s planned news media bargaining mechanism – which allows commercial news publishers to seek payment from platforms for the use of their content – becomes law. The social media and advertising giant today weighed

Australia’s consumer regulator has suggested tougher regulation is on the way for online platforms as it sharpens its focus on the collection and use of people’s data by Google and other tech giants. The ACCC is currently in two legal battles with Google over the collection of consumer data, is

The government announced a new draft mandatory code of conduct late last week to address “bargaining power imbalances” between Australian commercial media companies and platform giants Facebook and Google, including rules for the platform companies to pay for news content. Developed by the ACCC and now under public consultation, the

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