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Peter Dutton says ‘mental gymnastics’ needed for activist’s reading of ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-03 3:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Counsel for Peter Dutton has told a court a reader needed to do “mental gymnastics” to understand activist Shane Bazzi’s “rape apologist” tweet as saying […]

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Tech companies to be held accountable for disinformation under new laws
Media 2022-03-21 10:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Tech companies will be held responsible for harmful disinformation and misinformation on their platforms under new laws that will be introduced in the second half […]

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ACCC takes Facebook owner to court over scam celebrity cryptocurrency ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-03-18 11:45 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer regulator has initiated court proceedings alleging Facebook technology allowed scam cryptocurrency ads featuring celebrities to target susceptible users and that the social media […]

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Facebook takes fight over Cambridge Analytica case to High Court
High Court 2022-03-14 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has filed an application with the High Court seeking to overturn a judgment that found it can be sued in Australia for alleged privacy […]

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ACCC weighs changing the law to rein in tech giants
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-28 3:47 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is considering whether new laws are needed to rein in Google, Apple and Facebook, including rules to curb self-preferencing […]

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Meta, Instagram lose appeal bid to arbitrate startup’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-04 1:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dismissed a second attempt by Meta and Instagram to shut down a misuse of market power case by a Melbourne-based social […]

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Full Court to hear Dutton defamation case over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Appeals 2021-12-20 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Refugee activist Shane Bazzi has appealed a defamation judgment ordering him to pay $35,000 in damages to Peter Dutton over a tweet which accused the […]

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High Court to hear Google’s challenge to $40,000 defamation award to gangland lawyer
High Court 2021-12-14 5:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted Google special leave to challenge a $40,000 defamation judgment awarded to gangland lawyer George Defteros, with the search giant arguing […]

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ASIC takes ‘wolf’ trader Tyson Scholz to court
Financial Services 2021-12-13 4:53 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched court proceedings against the self-proclaimed ‘wolf’ of the ASX, social media celebrity Tyson Scholz for allegedly providing […]

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Social media companies will be forced to unmask trolls or face defamation suits
Defamation 2021-11-29 3:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies may soon be required to reveal the identity of users who post defamatory comments on their platforms, or […]

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