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Australia to bring laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls

The ruling caused some news companies like CNN to deny Australians access to their Facebook pages.

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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 the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after 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 access to their Facebook pages.
 
"The online world should not be a wild west where bots and bigots and trolls

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First Published: Nov 28 2021 | 8:09 AM IST

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