It has long been suspected that female athletes are subjected to more vitriol on social media than their male counterparts — now a new study has confirmed it.
Australian politicians including the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader risk being kicked off China's largest social media platform WeChat for using official accounts set up by Chinese citizens.
Another instance of racist abuse left on social media has been swiftly condemned by Port Adelaide after comments were left denigrating Indigenous ruckman Paddy Ryder.
Australian media companies are being censored on the Chinese social media app WeChat, even as politicians flock to the platform in a bid to attract Chinese-Australian voters.
In the wake of the Christchurch massacre, Scott Morrison overestimated the ability of algorithms to censor hate content, as RMIT ABC Fact Check found out.
The "Loom" scheme, an international online scam targeting young people through social media that sees most participants ending up "scamming" family and friends, is circulating in Australia.
New Zealand's official privacy watchdog describes Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggests his country follow Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield concedes the Government had already introduced new laws that impose heavy fines for failing to remove violent content to Parliament before consulting social media companies.