[LINK] Google has removed Canberra buses from directions in google maps

David dlochrin at aussiebb.com.au
Sun Feb 28 12:55:27 AEDT 2021

On 2021-02-22 17:15, Frank O'Connor wrote:

> That said, I don’t much like the idea of paying right wing tax evading vampires on the body politic like Murdoch, Stokes, Nine and the rest, to continue with their failed/failing business model and to continue producing utter tripe and reactionary opinion, rather than quality  news that they should be producing. Perhaps the payments could be made conditional on their going to support investigative journalism and quality news product that is worth paying for,

ABC Radio National gives one hour every Sunday to Scott Stevens and Waleed Aly, both Journalists & Public Intellectuals, during which they think through "the ethical dilammas of modern life" with great good humour.

I thoroughly recommend "The Minefield".  I've had more major insights listening to Scott & Waleed than I ever had by listening to Father Heffernan every Sunday morning as a boy....

Today's discussion was on Facebook.

I won't attempt to comment, but The Minefield website is available at https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/theminefield/ and I'd like to hear Linker's comments.  (Though I suspect their guest speaker today may not have been a good choice.)

Facebook and the news: should the divorce be permanent?
Airs Thursday 2pm. Repeated: Saturday 12.00am, Sunday 10am.

The measures Facebook has taken over the past week have precipitated a long-overdue reckoning. Now that the “social network” has lifted the veil on its ambitions and civic disdain, how can news media companies continue, in good conscience, with their Faustian pact?

David Lochrin

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