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All news is fake news to Facebook

By LAWRENCE GIBBONS Facebook has refused to let the City Hub promote a news story written by the preeminent investigative journalist Wendy Bacon. The censored report criticised changes to state planning guidelines which will pave the way for the Star casino (with possible links to organised crime) to build a new high-rise development in Pyrmont. […]

Facebook ‘bans’ Sydney ska musicians

By ALEC SMART Musicians from Inner West Sydney were among thousands worldwide who were randomly picked as ‘racists’ by social media giant Facebook. Their online profiles were suspended on 9 June in a massive membership cull that was a misguided attempt by the corporation to synchronise with the Black Lives Matter social movement targeting systemic […]

Bin and tonic

By VERONICA ANASSIS Thousands of housebound Australians are relieving the stress of COVID-19 by dressing up to take their garbage bins out for collection. Making light of the only social outing available these days - a trip to take out the trash in this state of near-lockdown - social isolators are sharing footage of themselves […]

Anti-gay troll riles Marrickville Facebook community

By VERONICA ANASSIS Marrickville locals are infuriated by what purports to be a community Facebook page, ‘We Love Marrickville.’ Instead of upbeat talk about their community, visitors have found anti-LGBTQ+ comments and memes posted on the social-media page. They allege that the administrator verbally attacks, harasses and blocks users that seek removal of the offensive […]

Jones’ town cools aid

by ALEC SMART 2GB Radio broadcaster Alan Jones, who faced censure and a massive advertiser boycott for suggesting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison should ‘give a backhander’ and ‘shove a sock down the throat’ of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has attacked one of his principle boycotters. Apparently buoyed by a recent survey revealing […]

Religious rites and wrongs

By ALEC SMART Christians and Muslims united in a rare show of solidarity as religious rights campaigners picketed KIIS 1065 FM Radio Station on Monday 23 September. Angry protestors targeted the KIIS FM North Ryde studios after controversial ‘shock-jock’ DJ Kyle Sandilands made ‘blasphemous’ comments live on the Kyle and Jackie O Show the previous […]

Trash talkers, toad attackers, Indigenous art destroyed: News Bites – 25 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Trash talk On Friday 20 September, an estimated 80,000 people – primarily youngsters – took over The Domain in Sydney for the global Strike for Climate rally, which culminated in a march to Hyde Park. City Hub witnessed a young man clutching a green shopping bag attempt to disrupt the […]

Snap judgement

BY ISOBEL RUSHE Snap Send Solve is a free mobile app allowing users in Australia and New Zealand to report public hazards, nuisances or infringements to over 700 responsible authorities for further investigation, including every local council in Australia. However, it has its drawbacks. Over 3,000 reports are sent to authorities across Australia through the […]

Facebook swap shakes up public housing

By Joe Bourke A Facebook community where people can swap their housing commission residences has emerged amid State Government public housing sell-offs, giving tenant their choice of accommodation. ‘Housing commission swap Sydney’ was established by Sameer Sayadi in December 2014 and in its first five weeks has gained almost 3,000 Facebook followers. As a former […]