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    Teen pretending to work for talent agency blackmailed woman, Crown alleges

    Teen pretending to work for talent agency blackmailed woman, Crown alleges


    A teenager has appeared in court in relation to incidents where girls were contacted by a Facebook identity which falsely claimed to work for a Hamilton talent...

    A teenager has appeared in court in relation to incidents where girls were contacted by a Facebook identity which falsely claimed to work for a Hamilton talent agency.
    Social media can prove a minefield for politicians

    Social media can prove a minefield for politicians


    "Nigel Farage is full of s... Protest the politics of the racist right," Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman blasted on social media this...

    "Nigel Farage is full of s... Protest the politics of the racist right," Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman blasted on social media this week.
    How Kiwi teen went from sharing inspirational quotes to working with US millionaires

    How Kiwi teen went from sharing inspirational quotes to working with US millionaires


    While most of his peers are studying at university, working as apprentices or in entry level jobs, Josh Ryan is being paid to help US entrepreneurs gain Instagram...

    While most of his peers are studying at university, working as apprentices or in entry level jobs, Josh Ryan is being paid to help US entrepreneurs gain Instagram followers.
    1-in-5 Kiwis use phones and apps to say 'I love you' for first time

    1-in-5 Kiwis use phones and apps to say 'I love you' for first time


    The rise of dating apps such as Tinder appear to be helping Kiwis open up about their feelings, with one in five people admitting to using phones or apps to confess their love for the first...

    The rise of dating apps such as Tinder appear to be helping Kiwis open up about their feelings, with one in five people admitting to using phones or apps to confess their love for the first time.
    Author threatened with rape and violence by online abusers says NZ police indifferent

    Author threatened with rape and violence by online abusers says NZ police indifferent


    After being targeted by an ongoing avalanche of online abuse Samoan writer Lani Wendt Young claims police told her there was nothing to be done and that "even the FBI can't make Facebook do...

    After being targeted by an ongoing avalanche of online abuse Samoan writer Lani Wendt Young claims police told her there was nothing to be done and that "even the FBI can't make Facebook do anything".
    How to avoid a brutal public roasting - just be painfully ordinary

    How to avoid a brutal public roasting - just be painfully ordinary


    OPINION: Another day, another brutal public roasting to make me glad I never had social media to contend with when I was a...

    OPINION: Another day, another brutal public roasting to make me glad I never had social media to contend with when I was a kid. 
    US election crackdown runs into speed-tweeting human 'bots'

    US election crackdown runs into speed-tweeting human 'bots'


    Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the praises of President Trump and his political...

    Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the praises of President Trump and his political allies, particularly those on the ballot for the US mid-term elections, and deriding their opponents.
    Facebook's revelations: Real change or window dressing?

    Facebook's revelations: Real change or window dressing?


    For a company bent on making the world more open, Facebook has long been secretive about the details of how it runs its social network - particularly how things go wrong and what it does about...

    For a company bent on making the world more open, Facebook has long been secretive about the details of how it runs its social network - particularly how things go wrong and what it does about them.
    The screening process: redefining family time in the digital age

    The screening process: redefining family time in the digital age


    OPINION: It's family time, just not as our parents know it. Virginia Fallon describes a very different dinner-time at her...

    OPINION: It's family time, just not as our parents know it. Virginia Fallon describes a very different dinner-time at her house.
    Fake, misleading social media posts exploding globally, study finds

    Fake, misleading social media posts exploding globally, study finds


    ​Russia's social media blitz to influence the 2016 US election was part of a global "phenomenon" in which a broad spectrum of governments and political parties used internet platforms to spread junk news and disinformation in at least 48 countries...

    ​Russia's social media blitz to influence the 2016 US election was part of a global "phenomenon" in which a broad spectrum of governments and political parties used internet platforms to spread junk news and disinformation in at least 48 countries last year, an Oxford University study has found.
    Facebook wants to cut down on misinformation. So why isn't it doing anything about Infowars?

    Facebook wants to cut down on misinformation. So why isn't it doing anything about Infowars?


    Facebook has spent much of the last one and a half years trying to tamp down the spread of false and malicious information that bloomed on its platform during the 2016 US presidential...

    Facebook has spent much of the last one and a half years trying to tamp down the spread of false and malicious information that bloomed on its platform during the 2016 US presidential election.
    'Neymar Challenge' spreading like wildfire on social media

    'Neymar Challenge' spreading like wildfire on social media


    It's been a few days since Brazil were eliminated from the World Cup, but escaping Neymar's diving antics will take much...

    It's been a few days since Brazil were eliminated from the World Cup, but escaping Neymar's diving antics will take much longer. 
    Unilever's plan to combat the 'dark side' of social media advertising

    Unilever's plan to combat the 'dark side' of social media advertising


    The consumer goods colossus Unilever, which is a force in global advertising, has taken a stand against the use of social media...

    The consumer goods colossus Unilever, which is a force in global advertising, has taken a stand against the use of social media "influencers".
    Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction - with an app

    Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction - with an app


    To understand why it's so hard to pry yourself free from your phone, Facebook account and Twitter, you need to know about Burrhus Frederic Skinner's...

    To understand why it's so hard to pry yourself free from your phone, Facebook account and Twitter, you need to know about Burrhus Frederic Skinner's pigeons.
    Mummy memer and the art of 'memeology'

    Mummy memer and the art of 'memeology'


    Memes permeate the internet with often humorous, ironic or downright silly messages and...

    Memes permeate the internet with often humorous, ironic or downright silly messages and imagery.
    Teens ditching Facebook for YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat - survey

    Teens ditching Facebook for YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat - survey


    More teens are splitting up with Facebook, choosing to spend their social media time on rivals including Snapchat and...

    More teens are splitting up with Facebook, choosing to spend their social media time on rivals including Snapchat and YouTube.