Australia's parliament passed legislation Thursday that may shut down social media leaders if their platforms transfer real violence, such as New Zealand's shooting.
Critics warn that some of the most restrictive laws on online communication in the democratic world can have unintended consequences, including media censorship and reduced investment in Australia
The Conservative Government has introduced bills in response to the 15 March attacks in Christchurch , in which an Australian white supernatant obviously uses a helmet mounted helmet to broadcast live on Facebook.
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The Australian government rushed into legislation over the last two days before Parliament sat down The election is expected to "Together we must act to ensure that perpetrators and their accomplices can not use online platforms to spread their violent and end-to-end violence."
propaganda – these squares athomes should not be weapons of evil, "Chief Prosecutor Christian Porter told Parliament.
The opposition spokesman for Prosecutor General Mark Dreyfus has committed himself to the left wing to support the bill despite fears. If work won the election, the law would be reviewed by a parliamentary committee.
The law has become a crime for social media platforms so as not to quickly remove the "nasty violent material." The crime will be punishable by three years imprisonment and a fine of $ 10.5 million ($ 7.5 million), or 10% of the annual turnover of the platform, whichever is greater.
Abusive violent material is defined as terrorism, murder, attempted murder, torture, rape and kidnapping. The material must be recorded by the perpetrator or accomplice for the enforcement of the law. Platforms worldwide will be fined up to $ 840,000. ($ 597,500) if they do not notify Australian federal police if they know their service is "disrespectful violent behavior" in Australia.
The draft may potentially undermine Australian security co-operation with the United States by requiring US Internet providers to share the bill as "clumsy and wrong," and the schedule to convey it as "ridiculous. (19659005) ] GOP LAWMAKER PERFORMS AN INDEPENDENT TWITTER AUDIT AFTER THE "UNPLANNED MOVIE ACCOUNT"
The Digital Image of the Australian Federal Police industrial group and Inc., an association representing the digital industry in Australia, including Facebook, Google and Twitter, "a very complex issue," which requires consultation with a number of experts the government has not done
"This law, which was conceived and adopted in within five days without any meaningful consultation, does nothing to hate speech, which was the main motivation for the tragic terrorist attacks in Christchurch, said the Managing Director of the group, Sunita Bose.
creates a strict regime of online broker liability that is not in line with the advertising and release regimes in Europe and the United States and is therefore bad for internet users as it encourages companies to actively check the vast amounts of user-generated content. Arthur Moses, president of the Australian Bar Council, the country's largest lawyer, said the law could lead to media censorship and prevent whistleblowers from using social media to illuminate atrocities for fear of the social media from the prosecutor's office.
"Freedom of the media and the reporting of abuses here and abroad are at risk of badly informed living laws adopted by the Federal Parliament," said Moses.
Chief Executive Officer of the Australian industrial group Innes Willox will be "bad for security and business bad," which may scare investment in online business in Australia. a leading business lawyer said that more time is needed to ensure that the law does not unnecessarily affect existing basic media rights and freedoms.
Scott Farquar, co-founder of Sydney-based Atlassian software company, predicts job loss in technology.
"As of today, anyone working in any company (worldwide) who allows users to upload videos or images can go to jail," Farkouar wrote. "Guilty to proof of innocence."
Fergus Hanson, head of the International Policy Center for Policy at the Australian Institute for Strategic Policy, saw problems in the definition of legislation, including how long the company had to "expedite" remove material for crime. The Conservatives Appealed to Their Political Session
Facebook transmitted the crime to Christchurch for 17 minutes without interruption before responding. Facebook has reported that it has removed 1.5 million videos from the filming in the first 24 hours thereafter. Tarant has to appear in court Friday and will face 50 killings and 38 murder attempts, according to New Zealand police.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Internet service providers and Australian phone companies met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and three ministers last week discussed social media regulation. Communications Minister Mitch Filefield said Facebook "has not presented any immediate solutions to the problems stemming from the horror that occurred in Christchurch."
Facebook did not respond immediately to a comment on Thursday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has used this article last week to invite governments and regulators to play a more active role in dealing with harmful online content.
"Rules governing the Internet have allowed a generation of entrepreneurs to build services that have changed. the world and created a great deal of value in people's lives, "says Zuckerberg. "It's time to update these rules to define clear responsibilities for people, businesses, and governments ahead." 19659005] New Zealand's Justice Minister Andrew Little said his government is also committed to reconsidering the role of social media and the obligations of companies providing platforms. He said he has asked officials to look at the effectiveness of current hate speech laws and whether there are gaps to be filled. set new limitations on real-time weapons on Facebook, on the same platform as the shooter for the massacre. , and some of the more toxic things you see exposed by individuals, "he said.