Why new laws are vital to help us control violence and extremism online

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Abstract

[Extract] The terrorist attack in Christchurch is a horrific attack on society. We must consider all measures available to avoid something like this ever happening again, anywhere.

Now in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to introduce new criminal laws for social media companies that fail to quickly remove footage like that broadcast by the gunman in the New Zealand massacre. The alleged gunman live-streamed his activities on Facebook, and the footage was republished across many platforms in the days following.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2019

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