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Peter Dutton now backs laws to crack down on ‘above the law’ social media companies over misinformation



Coalition had been fiercely critical of Labor’s misinformation legislation, having campaigned to ‘bin the bill’Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe opposition leader, Peter Dutton, has expressed support for a crackdown on the spread of dangerous lies on social media platforms, renewing focus on the government’s misinformation legislation which was shelved late last year.Conspiracy theories and violent imagery spread rapidly on social media after the mass stabbing at Bondi Junction. After video and false information spread in the wake of the stabbing of bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel, an estimated 2,000 people gathered at the Christ the Good Shepherd church in the Sydney suburb of Wakeley, where some rioted and allegedly injured police.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading…



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Author : Tory Shepherd

Publish date : 2024-04-21 04:47:12

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