Areas of expertise
John Gooding was formerly Digital Editor at the Lowy Institute and Associate Editor at The Interpreter.
Facebook’s May day
Upcoming EU regulations will have a huge effect on how data-fuelled tech giants do business.
Tech’s unhealthy future
If a popular narrative emerges equating deeper engagement with unhealthy tech addiction, Facebook will not be able to avoid confronting it.
‘Ambassador Assange’ is not the real story
A posting was never on the cards for Julian Assange – and he likely knew it.
Australia’s stake in shaking up fake news
The alternative is abandoning the problem and hoping the tech giants are willing and able to figure it out on their own.
Why good disagreements need good understanding
"Intelligent disagreement is the lifeblood of any thriving society."
Paranoia on Aotearoa
On New Zealand, Turnbull, Pyne and Bishop have engaged in poor foreign policy at the behest of even worse domestic politicking.
Quick comment: Sebastian Mallaby on Trump, the Fed and the global economy
Stephen Grenville's intervew with Sebastian Mallaby covered Trump, the US Federal Reserve, what the RBA can learn from America and how Trump might interact the World Bank and IMF.
Australia’s cash-strapped media and the role of foreign correspondents
Well-resourced journalism is undoubtedly necessary to inform the public about domestic issues, but are foreign correspondents equally necessary?
The content control reckoning for tech giants
Social media networks have long abrogated their responsibilities on content control, and governments have started to notice.