Tech firms face fines and or jail over violent content under new Australian law

Tech firms face fines and or jail over violent content under new Australian law

Australia will fine social media and web hosting companies up to 10 percent of their annual global turnover and imprison executives for up to three years if violent content is not removed expeditiously under a new law.

dindu jujitsu
dindu jujitsu
Milios 1 year

How a fascist murderer managed to bring two countries closer to fascism

Danny Mcgrath
Danny Mcgrath 1 year

No doubt Islamists and lefties will be exempt.

Connor 1 year

That's right. Just like how: if someone murders someone else in my house, then it's my fault and I'll be charged for murder.

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

My country is a laughingstock

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

When you become a fascist state to own a mass shooter!

mike 1 year

Why would tech companies take a chance on 10% of their global income? They'll just shut down their services in Aus/NZ. Say goodbye to Facebook and Twitter ozzies :D

IIZard 1 year

They're officially publishers

Angry Mister Yellow Face!
Angry Mister Yellow Face! 1 year

Say goodbye to your Social Media’s been nice connecting with you all while it lasted! Going to miss Bearing....again....

Terry carling
Terry carling 1 year

I am in favour of this, assuming by "Violent" they mean legit violence and not an umbrella term they can constanly change for convenience

Wino-wisdom 1 year

If they go down this route there needs to be due diligence for each case that applies on ALL sides of the political spectrum. Unfortunately it'll most likely turn into a mob style hit on 'people who have wronged me', by soft snowflakes. Id like to be proved wrong, time will tell

David James
David James 1 year

Trough PlayStation Network I usually post Man hunt clips of me playing around, I think something as silly falls under that vague condition... luckily I'm on Mexico so, nobody cares

Dave 1 year

define the meaning, the concept of the term "violent". Words for example, are they violent?

Josh Carlisle
Josh Carlisle 1 year

I am in no support of the video or content of that type. But what happened to the idea of Safe Harbor Laws (These laws mean the platform are not held responsible for what users post the user is). This in my opinion is a serious law that has been drawn up by idiots who have no idea how the Internet works. Almost as stupid as the EUCD (Almost at least your reason is somewhat valid). I am worried for the future of aussies in the current state. Again I reiterate I do not support this type of content, I haven't even watched any of the videos or the stream as I don't want to. But the idea of the platform being responsible is wholy stupid.

James T Kirk
James T Kirk 1 year

The US should pass a law forbidding any company that wants to do business in the US from abiding by any other country's censorship laws.

Ben B.
Ben B. 1 year

More cowardly laws from the country that declared war on Emus and lost

Christopher Harbutt
Christopher Harbutt 1 year

“The Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material bill creates new offences for content service providers and hosting services that fail to notify the Australian federal police about or fail to expeditiously remove videos depicting “abhorrent violent conduct”. That conduct is defined as videos depicting terrorist acts, murders, attempted murders, torture, rape or kidnap.”

DeathPetals 1 year

Oh, fuck off. What absolute bullshit, we don't all need nurse-maiding.

Brian Kolenda
Brian Kolenda 1 year

welp there goes social media access for the ausies

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 1 year

Guess it's time to start IP blocking Australia, just like Google news did with spain, ahh nothing like a wacko bringing a whole country to it knees, it's funny, because this is just as the wacko wanted in his manifesto, keep pushing people into a corner until the race wars begins.

Jester 1 year

Orwellian vibes, boys... Orwellian vibes.

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