Google and Meta acknowledged there are still gaps in their efforts to remove COVID-19 misinformation and cyberbullying, respectively, on their platforms.
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All testimonies before the Select Committee on Social Media and Online Safety on Tuesday called for social media companies to be held more responsible for the trolling that resides on their platforms.
Over 30 businesses have come to Australia's Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman with concerns about online fake reviews.
Under Australia's proposed anti-troll laws, courts would gain the ability to issue orders compelling social media platforms into disclosing the personal information of users accused of defamation.
The federal government's latest crackdown on big tech will see an inquiry be established looking into their impact on the mental health and wellbeing of Australians.
Australian's proposed anti-troll laws would require social media platforms to disclose personal user details for defamation lawsuits
The federal government is looking to remove anonymity for trolls on social media platforms.
Major online platforms have so far been quick to respond to Australian notices requesting the removal of abhorrent violent material.
The digital rights advocate warned that overly stringent laws around removing abhorrent violent material could create an unintended consequence of wiping activism footage from the internet.
Tech giants, telcos and Digital Rights Watch want clarity on monitoring requirements for online violent abhorrent content
Tech giants and digital rights advocates have come together to jointly call for clarification over how Australia wants platforms to remove abhorrent violent content from the web.
Australia's competition watchdog wants Google to provide a dedicated 'choice screen' to allow users to choose which search engine they want to use, after finding over a third of consumers don't know how to change default browsers on smartphones.