Cam Wilson

Cam Wilson is a reporter for Gizmodo. Prior to this, he worked as a reporter at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and BuzzFeed.

Cam covers internet culture and tech in Australia.

He tweets at @cameronwilson and you can email him at [email protected]

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Emma Studies on being Australia’s top studygrammer and creating content as a side hustle to pay her way through uni

Emma Studies in an Australian studygrammer who creates content of her hyper-organised, colourful stationary and organisation systems. Emma has more than half a million followers across Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Tumblr and also runs an active Facebook group with more than 5,500 members. As part of Business Insider Australia’s Under The […]
Emma Studies on being Australia’s top studygrammer and creating content as a side hustle to pay her way through uni
News

‘Favouring the interests of the wealthy and powerful’: A new report alleges Australia’s lack of media diversity is hurting democracy

A new report “Who Controls Our Media: Exposing the impact of media concentration on our democracy” has found that Australia’s increasingly poor media diversity is having a corrosive impact on the nation’s democracy. According to the report, one media company accounts for 59% of all print readership, and three companies […]
‘Favouring the interests of the wealthy and powerful’: A new report alleges Australia’s lack of media diversity is hurting democracy
News

Two Australian men have been charged after police allegedly found a bomb and extremist material in a raid on the homes of neo-Nazi group members

South Australian police have arrested two men as part of an investigation into ideologically motivated violent extremism. A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly possessing an IED, and a 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly possessing extremist material. The head of an Australian neo-Nazi group has claimed that at least […]
Two Australian men have been charged after police allegedly found a bomb and extremist material in a raid on the homes of neo-Nazi group members
Lifestyle

‘We all want the inside scoop’: Australian influencer ‘tea’ accounts are sharing gossip, scandals and a critical perspective on a new generation of celebrity

News and gossip about Australian influencers is meticulously documented by social media users running ‘tea’ accounts. The accounts combine aggregated content from creators with audience submitted content to provide their audience with unfiltered perspectives on the creators they follow. People running tea accounts say their purpose is to encourage serious […]
‘We all want the inside scoop’: Australian influencer ‘tea’ accounts are sharing gossip, scandals and a critical perspective on a new generation of celebrity
News

Australians are selling illegal guns on the dark web, flogging everything from handguns to 3D-printed weapons

Handguns, rifles, ammunition are the most common weapons listed on anonymous online marketplaces, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Criminology. Researchers studied several marketplaces allowing users to buy and sell illegal weapons, generally purchased with cryptocurrency. In some cases, illegal weapons were actually cheaper than their […]
Australians are selling illegal guns on the dark web, flogging everything from handguns to 3D-printed weapons
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Nawai Sari on what it’s like to be a top Australian fashion influencer and why Instagram and TikTok users want to see more diverse creators

Nawal Sari is a young Muslim Australian creator with more than 300,000 followers across Instagram and TikTok. Sari posts fashion and beauty content that she says is “redefining modest fashion” . As part of Business Insider Australia’s ‘Under The Influence’ series, Sari spoke about using social media to grow an […]
Nawai Sari on what it’s like to be a top Australian fashion influencer and why Instagram and TikTok users want to see more diverse creators
Tech

Australia’s major publishers have yet to sign any new agreements with Facebook since the media bargaining code passed. Now, worries grow of a second news ban.

Australian publishers are worried about Facebook removing news for Australian users for a second time as negotiations with the tech company falter. When the news media bargaining code was passed, Facebook hinted at forthcoming agreements. In the three weeks since, none of Australia’s major publishers have signed notices of intent […]
Australia’s major publishers have yet to sign any new agreements with Facebook since the media bargaining code passed. Now, worries grow of a second news ban.
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An Instagram post about Black influencers in the US being paid less went viral. Australians in the industry say the same thing happens here.

Australians working in the influencer industry say that Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) are paid less than their white counterparts. This follows an Instagram post about racism experienced by their international counterparts went viral in February. BIPOC influencers are also less likely to be chosen for work and […]
An Instagram post about Black influencers in the US being paid less went viral. Australians in the industry say the same thing happens here.
Markets

Australian investment subreddits r/ASX_Bets and r/AusFinance have very different cultures. One user is investigating which approach works better.

Redditor u/drfreshbatch is tallying the performance of online investing communities by tracking how well their most-mentioned stocks perform on the market. So far, the high-risk approach of r/ASX_Bets has taken the lead over the risk-averse r/AusFinance community. These online communities have emerged a significant source of information and culture for […]
Australian investment subreddits r/ASX_Bets and r/AusFinance have very different cultures. One user is investigating which approach works better.
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‘We’re definitely seeing an uptick’: Australian influencers are landing international work thanks to the mildness of the pandemic here

Australian influencers are signing more deals with international and domestic brands as Australia has lifted the harshest COVID-19 restrictions. Influencer agency Cape’s Dr Brent Coker said creators are free to work with companies to create content, unencumbered by lockdowns or fearing a backlash for ignoring public health measures. He says […]