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Chinese social media giant backs down on plans to censor gay content

Chinese social media giant backs down on plans to censor gay content

Chinese social media site Sina Wiebo has scaled back its plan to censor gay images and cartoons following a backlash from millions of users. On Friday the twitter-like Chinese social media site announced it would be deleting content and accounts that featured gay content. The site said that it would be deleting posts which contained […]

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Legally Speaking: A definition of defamation

Legally Speaking: A definition of defamation

Defamation is a wild beast. It’s hard to understand and even more difficult to explain how it works. It is the Khloe Kardashian of the legal world. Here is the black and white: for something to be defamatory a person must be able to prove that someone has published a matter, as defined in the […]

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Coalition for Marriage’s new ad says they’re being bullied

Coalition for Marriage’s new ad says they’re being bullied

The Coalition for Marriage has released its latest ad against allowing marriage equality in Australia. The group have expressed disappointment that the advertisement could not be during the AFL grand final today, because it received an M rating. It will however be broadcast during the NRL grand final because of its later time slot. The […]

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Lily Allen faces online backlash after using gay slur

Lily Allen faces online backlash after using gay slur

Lily Allen is facing an online backlash after she referred to the LGBT people as “fags” on a Twitter post. The F*ck You  singer was responding to a post from queer magazine GT suggesting that their followers should check out Allen’s latest song which is an anti-Trump rallying call. Allen responded by tweeting “Fags hate Trump”, […]

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Abbe May releases video for ‘Doomsday Clock’

Local musician Abbe May has revealed the video for her new tune Doomsday Clock. The song is from May’s forthcoming album Bitchcraft which she hopes to release in 2017. Back in October May told OUTinPerth that she’d completed ten tracks for the new album, but really wanted thirteen tunes on the new record. Directed by Aaron McCann, […]

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Andrew Hastie wants answers from Facebook over deleted post

Andrew Hastie wants answers from Facebook over deleted post

Andrew Hastie , the member for Canning has called on Facebook to explain why it deleted a post from a traditional marriage advocate. The Australian has reported that Hastie was very concerned to hear that the social media giant had deleted an opinion piece published by Anglican church minister John Dickinson. Mr Dickson was informed […]

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Olly Alexander faces online abuse and rape threats

Olly Alexander faces online abuse and rape threats

Olly Alexander, the frontman of British band Years & Years has said he’s been forced to scale back his use of social media after facing mountains of online abuse. Speaking to music bible NME Alexander said he had faced a lot of online trolling. “I get trolled,” Alexander said. “The usual stuff – sometimes it’s […]

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Facebook updates ‘real name’ policy after backlash

Facebook updates ‘real name’ policy after backlash

Social media giant Facebook have revealed changes to their ‘real name’ policy after months of public criticism from trans, queer and domestic violence groups. Facebook has a long standing policy of users being represented by their birth names, which has caused major problems for transgender people and victims of domestic violence, as well as the […]

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LaTrobe City councillor Christine Sindt faces social media furore

A Victorian local councillor for the City of LaTrobe in Victoria has sparked a social media furore by posting questionable comments about the region’s federal member of parliament Darren Chester. Following Mr Chester’s announcement that he would support marriage equality the local newspaper The LaTrobe Valley Express asked its readers if they thought Mr Chester’s […]

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Brett Hatfield Nominated for WA Youth Award

Brett Hatfield Nominated for WA Youth Award

22 year old Brett Hatfield has been named as a finalist for the WA Youth Awards. WA Youth Minister Tony Simpson last week announced the 26 finalists, stating that they had all triumphed, many in difficult circumstances. “Whether they live in a remote area, have a disability or have suffered prejudice at school, these young […]

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