Australia eyes laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

This Sept 4, 2019, photo shows logos of US social networking websites Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, displayed on smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. (DENIS CHARLET / AFP) MELBOURNE – Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The […]

Australian PM slams social media amid defamation law controversy

This Aug 17, 2021 photo, shows Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaking at a press conference in Canberra. (ROHAN THOMSON / AFP) SYDNEY – Australia's prime minister lambasted social media on Thursday as "a coward's palace", saying platforms should be treated as publishers when defamatory comments by unidentified people are posted, pouring fuel on a […]

Australia not to change planned laws despite Facebook’s block

This file photo taken on Oct 23, 2019 shows a Facebook employee walking past a sign displaying the "like" sign at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Facebook was branded "arrogant" and "unconscionable" for banning Australian users from sharing news on Feb 18, 2021, as its defiant response to government regulation inadvertently crippled […]

Australian PM says not to be ‘intimidated’ by FB’s news ban

Front pages of Australian newspapers are displayed featuring stories about Facebook in Sydney on Feb 19, 2021. Facebook blocks Australians from sharing news stories, escalating a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content. (RICK RYCROFT / AP) CANBERRA – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has […]