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Social media's face fines for offensive material and harrasment

The Australian Government to introduce a legislation that will see Facebook, Twitter and other social medias fined for their users harrassment
By: Chris Smith | Social Networking News | Posted: Dec 3, 2014 12:53 am

An anti-trolling legislation is set for implementation on the 3rd of December by the Australian federal government in a bid to fight against cyber-bullying throughout various big-name social media platforms.

 

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If websites like Facebook and Instagram refuse to take down offensive material and harassment, they could face fines of up to $17,000 per day - that is if Australian children are involved.

 

This new anti-bully legislation is targeted directly at protecting Australia's youth with the parliamentary secretary for communications, Paul Fletcher, claiming that $17,000 fines will be issued to any offending social media platform "for each day that the services does not act in response to the Commissioner".

 

The various laws implemented in different countries must certainly provide a headache for Facebook's management, as these type of 'social justice' cases vary from place to place. Working around each new law and legislation would provide them with something to help occupy them in their spare time.

NEWS SOURCES:News.com.au

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