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Fake news slap for Alice facebook group

By JULIUS DENNIS The largest Facebook group in Alice Springs, the private "Alice Springs Community Open Forum", has been slapped with a distribution restriction from...

Facebook shows its true colours

COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA Facebook’s sudden shutdown of its Australian news content should be a wake-up call for all who have come to rely on...

Facebook campaigning: so much easier than answering questions

This report contains offensive material. By JULIUS DENNIS Facebook posters who think they can malign people from a vantage point of anonymity, especially during this election...

Man robbed, but wait, there's so much more on FB

A local Facebook site ranges from benign neighbourhood watch stuff to encouragement of violent vigilante action. And what does the dagger at the top of the site signify? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Hate speech report sparks trolling

 
Our report about hate speech last week, covering remarks by tourism figure Wayne Thompson (pictured), has resulted in me being trolled, which – looking at the bright side – puts me in the box seat for reporting about this vile practice. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE Sept 4 at 8.10am
We added the following sentence: "Mr Hamilton is the new manager of the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, appointed by the Adelaide law firm selected by the NT Government to run the hall, after the government sacked the volunteer board."

Massive mobile phone demand has Telstra on the hop

 

If at times you feel like thumping your mobile phone, you only have yourself to blame: you – the Alice Springs public – have increased demand tenfold since 2002, and that's a big ask for any supplier.

The town now has six base stations. Two more, at Undoolya and Larapinta, will come on stream later this year. More are on the drawing board: Two for the eastern rural area and one south-west of The Gap. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Keep racist remarks off Facebook site, police officer appeals

 

The Facebook site Assist your local Alice Springs Police is "not about presenting racist remarks. It is about reducing the harm associated with crime and anti-social behaviour".
This appeal comes from Police Senior Sergeant Michael Potts (picture from Facebook) who earlier this week was listed on the site as its administrator.
Sgt Potts said in a posting yesterday, apparently referring to the Alice Springs News Online report, posted on Tuesday: "Due to a recent news article and some posts / comments that have been written I wish to clear up some issues.
"Firstly I am not an Administrator for this site although I have asked to be put back as one to enable me to make this post.
"The Administration of this group is now in the hands of the community and has been this way for about a week.
"It is clear that some people are using this forum for their own agenda and not for the aims that the group was developed for."  ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alice Springs Facebook vigilantes or neighbourhood watch?

From letting off steam about crime in The Alice to helping solve some of it – it's all on a Facebook site called Assist your local Alice Springs Police.

It has 1143 members and local Police Senior Sergeant Michael Potts is the administrator.
Frustration and anger are the hallmarks of many of the posts: "id rather be in America cause while they can sue me they have to live to do that. Its legal to shoot them as they break in. Now thats really what we are coming to. no kidding. people are sick of being broken into by kids that are untouchable."
Or: "do we get a government rebate on security devices and guns i got it for my solar panels to help the future of the town." ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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