Politics

Fake News

It’s essential that the media reports the facts. Fake news, simply, is when an outlet publishes misinformation or hoaxes as real news in an attempt to mislead. Leah Roberts reports.

The Thoughts of a Muslim Australian About Pauline Hanson

"The True Blue Crew and Reclaim Australia group constantly point fingers at average peace-loving Australian Muslims, claiming that we are ISIS supporters and that we have the same mentality as jihadists. I wonder whether they know how hard it is for some to deal with being placed in the same category as the people who kill their families overseas on a daily basis." Yosra Al Awadi, Events Coordinator and writer for UWA's Muslim Students' Association, writes a response to Pauline Hanson and her supporters following Saturday's United Against Bigotry and Racism rally in Perth's CBD.

The Clown That Could Be President

"So how exactly did “an orange Elvis squirted from a can of Cheez Whiz” manage to slip through the cracks of social common sense (which retrospect indicates is actually gaping ravines) and become a very real contender in the race to replace Obama as the next president of the United States of America?" Leona Mpagi wonders.