On the Chinese platform WeChat, entire news organisations set up their own platforms known as WeChat Official Accounts. Photo: AFP On the Chinese platform WeChat, entire news organisations set up their own platforms known as WeChat Official Accounts. Photo: AFP
On the Chinese platform WeChat, entire news organisations set up their own platforms known as WeChat Official Accounts. Photo: AFP
Fan Yang
Opinion

Opinion

Fan Yang and Robbie Fordyce

How Facebook’s Australia news ban could pave way for WeChat model

  • Facebook’s action could leave it as a platform ruled by content houses spewing out huge volumes of low-quality articles
  • In the absence of more traditional news on Facebook, fringe groups like anti-vaxxers, flat-Earthers and white supremacists are likely to gain a foothold

On the Chinese platform WeChat, entire news organisations set up their own platforms known as WeChat Official Accounts. Photo: AFP On the Chinese platform WeChat, entire news organisations set up their own platforms known as WeChat Official Accounts. Photo: AFP
On the Chinese platform WeChat, entire news organisations set up their own platforms known as WeChat Official Accounts. Photo: AFP
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Fan Yang

Fan Yang

Fan Yang is a PhD candidate at the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.

Robbie Fordyce

Robbie Fordyce

Robbie Fordyce is a lecturer in communications and media studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia