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Fanning the flames of division

Facebook remains the platform of choice for groups aiming to sow disinformation and division, despite some efforts to clamp down in the wake of accusations of election-meddling. But echo chambers of polarising views are allowed to circulate to the detriment of democracy, argues Michael Brand.

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Social media news "compo" scheme is a blunt instrument

The ACCC’s move to make social media giants pay for local news content has prompted a Facebook threat to ban news sharing in Australia. There is a better way to address the issue via the system of targeted advertising, argues Damien Spry.