Australian government ready to pursue Facebook and Twitter if misinformation code doesn’t work

Australian government ready to pursue Facebook and Twitter if misinformation code doesn’t work

The Guardian

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Communications minister leaves door open to tougher action to reduce spread on social media as critic of new code calls it ‘pointless’


The Australian government has not ruled out taking tougher action against social media giants like Facebook and Twitter if a new industry-developed code fails to limit the spread of misinformation and disinformation on their platforms.

The new code of practice, developed by industry organisation Digi and released on Monday, has been adopted by Twitter, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Redbubble and TikTok.

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