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Australia passes law requiring social media to remove content within one hour

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2019-04-05 12:08:57 from the Mommy what was free speech dept dept.

Australia has rammed through another law requiring abhorrent” video, audio or still images to be removed within an hour []. This will apply to content providers both in and out of Australia as long as the content is available to Australians. Individuals and companies face jail time if the content is not removed "within a reasonable time". If the content is found to be hosted in Australia then the Australian government must be alerted. This is yet another knee jerk reaction to the NZ shootings which were streamed live online.

Who is paying for someone to be awake at 3am to curate and remove this stuff?

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