Australia to force social media platforms to unmask ‘bigots, trolls’ with new law, says PM

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.The government has been looking at holding platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, responsible for defamatory material published on their sites and in September the country’s highest court ruled that publishers can be held liable for public comments on online forums.The ruling caused some news companies like CNN to deny Australians…


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