Is the threat of a ban the right approach? After all, huge numbers of people rely on these platforms, as gateways into news gathering and business opportunities.
Any time the censor steps in as defender of morality and safety citizens should be alarmed. Such attitudes are precisely the sorts of things that empty libraries and lead to the burning of books.
Facebook, the all-gazing, accumulating system of personal profiles and information, poster child, in fact, of surveillance capitalism, is losing users.
The media are a battleground where reformers struggle for attention, but are defeated with great regularity by the wealth and power of the establishment.
It seems to me that the 'fake news' definition from the Collins Dictionary has been played out before my eyes in Australia in 2018.
The European Union has already taken up the matter, fining Google $5 billion for antitrust violations relating to its Android market dominance.
Conservatives need to wake up to the fact that words and phrases have an emotional impact and can foster confusion in voters' decision-making.
One of the most critical aspects of Radio Australia is its ability to serve as a counter-emergency alerting and information system for natural disasters or civil disturbance.
Marks, in slanting the emphasis towards generating revenue, ignores the actual practice of meaningful, investigative journalism.
Advocacy is core business for think tanks, but when does advocacy become propaganda? When the think tank is the grandly named Australia Institute, is one answer.
Stop me if you've heard this one...a BBC executive with the marvellously Orwellian title of Controller of Comedy Commissioning walked into this newspaper interview.
Facebook shifted its business operations to Ireland in 2010 and, surprise surprise, laws protecting data in Ireland are 'widely considered' to be less stringent than anywhere else.