Powerful platforms, big questions

The industry and society wrestle with the great power concentrated in Google and Facebook, and whether those platforms are up to the great responsibility that comes with it.

Jul 6, 2020

Facebook boycott: Principles or politics?

THE AD CONTRARIAN: If the current incipient rejection of Facebook is going to have legs it has to be based on principles, not politics.

Jun 2, 2020

Google mounts Australia legislation defence, says economic value of news is 'very small'

Google's Australia head calls out 'inaccurate claims' about the value of news content to the search giant's bottom line.

Feb 13, 2020

Reuters to fact-check Facebook ahead of US election

Reuters is joining the growing list of news providers offering to fact-check content on social media.

Jan 31, 2020

Google: Ad industry needs more tools to tackle online ad bombardment

A Google exec admits the platform, along with Facebook, has broken trust in advertising.

Dec 5, 2019

Google founders step back... but remain in control

Larry Page and Sergey Brin have a stellar track record in accumulating wealth and power while trying to avoid accountability.

Nov 14, 2019

Health sites sharing personal data with Google, Facebook and Amazon

Financial Times has conducted thorough investigation into apparent breaches of privacy laws.