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What we know today, Thursday January 14

Today’s breaking news from South Australia, the nation and abroad. The Queensland Government is seeking a national quarantine overhaul, and has suggested moving returned international travellers from CBD medi-hotels to disused, regional mining camps.  

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Social media giants enabled Trump chaos

Facebook and Twitter temporarily locked Donald Trump’s accounts after a mob he incited stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn an election result. They could have acted earlier, and are complicit in stoking the fire, argues Timothy Graham.

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Opinion

Paying for journalism the price of a healthy democracy

A government-backed ACCC push to make Google and Facebook pay publishers for Australian news risks backfiring on all parties including consumers, argues Richard Holden. He says that government itself should help subsidise journalism in the interests of democracy.

Opinion

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.