Facebook Australia Blog

How Meta is Preparing for the 2022 Australian Election

March 15, 2022

Meta has been preparing for this year’s Australian election for a long time and will be using a comprehensive strategy to combat misinformation, election interference, and other forms of abuse on our platforms. We’re expanding our third-party fact-checking program in Australia to include RMIT FactLab. They’ll join Agence France Presse and Australian Associated Press to […]

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United We Shine for LGBTQI+ communities

March 4, 2022

2022 has been an opportunity for many people to return to a “new normal” and remain connected to the people, causes and community events that matter. That’s why the theme for this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, “United We Shine” – is so fitting as it reflects how communities are stronger when we […]

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Buy From The Bush report: Harnessing digital tools for lasting change in rural Australia

March 3, 2022

Grace Brennan shares new insights about the role of digital tools for the Buy from the Bush community.

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54 Newsrooms and Independent Journalists Receive Funds From AUD $15M Facebook Australia News Fund

March 1, 2022

Meta Australia, in partnership with the Walkley Foundation, is pleased to announce the 54 news publishers and independent journalists who will be awarded AU$5M in funds from the Facebook Australia News Fund, a  AUD$15M 3 year investment. The successful recipients represent local and regional newsrooms, independent journalists from across Australia, and serve diverse communities such […]

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Providing a safe experience for young people online

February 8, 2022

We continue to engage with external experts, policy makers, parents and caregivers, and the broader industry in developing effective solutions to combat online abuse. 

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Small businesses making waves through the personalised economy

November 24, 2021

Digital platforms like Facebook and Instagram give businesses the opportunity to adapt through these changing conditions with precision.

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Facebook, IDCARE and Puppy Scam Awareness Australia raise scam awareness

November 8, 2021

Over the past 18 months, we know Australians have been spending more time online to connect with family and friends, run their business and seek entertainment. Scammers know this too, and they have become even more sophisticated.  Scams can happen anywhere and any time: by phone, text or online. They use tactics like adapting to […]

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Instagram Academy ‘25 Under 25’ finalists announced

November 5, 2021

We are pleased to announce the inaugural ‘25 Under 25’ list of up-and-coming female entrepreneurs, in partnership with Are Media. We were thrilled to see a diversity of businesses being created by entrepreneurial young women from across the country, and we’re proud to support them through our first Instagram Academy. The ‘25 Under 25’ will […]

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Facebook and AAP launch ‘Check the Facts’ media literacy campaign

October 26, 2021

Updated on 3 May 2022 In preparation for the Australian federal election, we have relaunched the ‘Check the Facts’ campaign. The campaign consists of a series of short videos educating people on how to spot information, particularly during an election campaign.  For the first time, we have translated the content into three other languages – […]

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Applications open for the AU$15 million Facebook Australian News Fund

October 14, 2021

The Facebook Australian News Fund will help small publishers and independent journalists produce news of public interest value across Australia.

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