A man filmed painting over a George Michael mural in Sydney's inner-west yesterday has been issued with a court attendance notice. The artwork, on the side of a terrace in Erskinville, was painted just weeks after the singer's death on Christmas Day last year. Several outraged onlookers filmed the man, who can be heard labelling the mural "sacrilegious" and saying: "I'm defending my religion." A police officer is later seen arriving before leading the man away.
The partner of a New South Wales farmer who was found dead on his property earlier this year has been charged with his murder. Grazier Mathew Dunbar died on his farm at Walcha in northern New South Wales in August. A funeral announcement for the 42-year-old called for donations to mental health organisation, the Black Dog Institute, but police set up a strike force to investigate the death and treated it as suspicious.
Australia's teaming up with Facebook in a world-first project to crack down on revenge porn. We all know revenge porn is a huge problem around the world. And while there are a few things you can do if an intimate photo of yourself is posted online without your permission, the damage has probably been done. But what if you could stop a photo - say one of you, that you know exists - from ever getting posted to social media in the first place?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".