Warning on knee-jerk social media legislation

Original article by Natasha Gillezeau, Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 1-Apr-19

Law Council of Australia president Arthur Moses has accused the federal government of a "knee jerk" response to the Christchurch mosque shootings. The government plans to introduce legislation that would see social media companies punished for not removing violent videos from their platforms, with the Christchurch attacks having been live-streamed by the alleged shooter. Moses says the government should have looked at banning hate speech on social media, which he contends is what causes people to commit such attacks in the first place.

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