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Trump escalates threats to Twitter after fact check

US President Donald Trump has threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after Twitter attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president’s claims.

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Opinion

Digital showdown: Forcing giants to pay for news

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to force Google, Facebook and others to pay for news generated by Australian media outlets. Katharine Kemp and Rob Nicholls examine why, and whether it will work.

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Centrelink reporting halt raises debt concerns

Services Australia has suspended reporting obligations under its coronavirus response but is providing welfare recipients their full eligible payment until April 3, leaving some Centrelink clients earning other income concerned that they’ll be asked to repay any potential debt.