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Countries want to ban 'weaponised' social media. what would that look like?

If the two countries move ahead, it could be a watershed moment for the era of global social media

Damien Cave | NYT 

What if live-streaming required a government permit, and videos could only be broadcast online after a seven-second delay? What if Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were treated like traditional publishers, expected to vet every post, comment and image before they reached the public? Or like Boeing or Toyota, held responsible for the safety of their products and the harm they cause? Imagine what the internet would look like if tech executives could be jailed for failing to censor hate and violence. These are the kinds of proposals under discussion in Australia and New Zealand as ...

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First Published: Tue, April 02 2019. 01:58 IST
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