Facebook says it will remove certain content containing the phrase “stop the steal” from its platforms for the next two weeks, while a social media app favoured by Trump supporters has been booted off the internet after last week’s assault on the US Capitol.
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.
As Victoria wrestled with its recent lockdown, a ferocious battle played out on Twitter between supporters and opponents of the Andrews Government approach. A team of researchers has unpicked the hashtag trends behind the campaigns for social media hearts and minds.
Manipulated images, whether for entertainment or disinformation, are common on social media. But with millions of images and thousands of hours of video uploaded every day, how to sort the real from the fake? T.J. Thomson, Daniel Angus and Paula Dootson take a look.