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Google, Facebook and YouTube found to make up more than 80% of Australian digital advertising

Google, Facebook and YouTube found to make up more than 80% of Australian digital advertising

Google, and YouTube have increased their already substantial share of the digital advertising pie in Australia, leaving less than 20% for news and other websites, according to a new report from the competition regulator.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report was released on Friday as the government puts the final touches on its legislation to force the digital platforms to share revenue with companies.The platforms may be forced to if they fail to comply with the proposed news media bargaining code which was unveiled by the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, in July.“The ACCC...

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Facebook greatest source of Covid-19 disinformation, journalists say

Facebook greatest source of Covid-19 disinformation, journalists say

The majority of journalists covering the pandemic say is the biggest spreader of disinformation, outstripping elected officials who are also a top source, according to an international survey of journalism and Covid-19.The social media platform, which announced this week to ban content that denies or distorts the , was identified by 66% of journalists surveyed as the main source of “prolific disinformation”.Despite 82% reporting the misinformation to Facebook, and its other platforms WhatsApp and Instagram, which also spread fake news, almost half said they were unhappy with the...

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Johannes Leak cartoon of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris denounced as racist | The Weekly Beast

Johannes Leak cartoon of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris denounced as racist | The Weekly Beast

Journalists and politicians line up to condemn cartoon in the Australian newspaper in which Biden calls Harris a ‘little brown girl’. Plus: who is Rachael Wilkins? Thu 13 Aug 2020 23.29 EDTThis morning in the Australian newspaper there’s a cartoon depicting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. It’s offensive and racist.There should be no place for this in Australia, it diminishes us all.It’s time for zero tolerance of racism, and a national anti-racism strategy.— Andrew Giles MP (@andrewjgiles)A former political correspondent for the Australian, David Crowe, who now works for Nine newspapers, was...

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Seven pulls 10-part 'world exclusive' series on Scientology on day it was due to air

Seven pulls 10-part 'world exclusive' series on Scientology on day it was due to air

Seven has mysteriously spiked a 10-part “world exclusive” series on on the day it was scheduled to air.Scientology: Black Ops was described in Seven promotions as an investigation that could have “wide-ranging and serious consequences for the Church of Scientology”.“This is the Scientology story you’ve been waiting for,” Seven reporter Bryan Seymour says in the trailer, which has now been scrubbed from the Seven website and its social media accounts.The series was promoted to begin streaming July 14 on and 7plus.Read moreSeymour has said publicly he has done 138 stories about Scientology...

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'Relief': appeal win means Biloela family can put claim Sri Lanka is not safe, says supporter

'Relief': appeal win means Biloela family can put claim Sri Lanka is not safe, says supporter

The Tamil asylum seeker family from Biloela say a reprieve from the federal court on Friday has given them their first “real win” in two years in their fight to stay in Australia.that the family was denied procedural fairness in the decision on whether to process their visa claim in 2019 and their deportation must remain on hold.Their lawyers have until Friday to come up with an agreement with the government’s lawyers on what the next legal move is in the fight to stop their deportation to Sri Lanka.Carina Ford, the lawyer for Priya and Nades and their Australian-born daughters, Kopika and...

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Australian coronavirus contact tracing app voluntary and with 'no hidden agenda', minister says

Australian coronavirus contact tracing app voluntary and with 'no hidden agenda', minister says

The Covid trace app is “entirely voluntary”, will not be a surveillance device and is designed to speed up coronavirus testing, the government services minister, Stuart Robert, has said.“It is a big team Australia moment,” he said. “When this app is released in the next week or two we really need every Australian to download it and to run it, so that if indeed your family, you, come into contact with somebody with the virus, you can rest assured that health officials will rapidly contact you and seek to provide the best care possible to you.”Robert said when the pandemic was over the app...

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News Corp to suspend print editions of 60 local newspapers as advertising revenue slumps

News Corp to suspend print editions of 60 local newspapers as advertising revenue slumps

News Corp Australia will stop printing 60 of its local newspapers next week, including the New South Wales title the Manly Daily, which has been in print since 1906.Dozens of job losses are expected to follow as the community papers – which reached – were already under financial strain before the coronavirus hit the advertising industry.The move came days after Rupert Murdoch’s Australian newspapers warned ofRead moreThe executive chairman of News Corp, Michael Miller, said the decision was brought on by the collapse of the real estate and entertainment industries which halted the papers’...

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