Australia challenges Facebook to back anti-troll defamation law
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will show it has no interest in making the online world safe if it quits Australia over laws holding it liable for defamation on its platform, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.
In the latest of several attempts to hold global internet companies to greater account for content on their platforms, Australia plans to make them share the identities of people with anonymous accounts if another person accuses them of defamation.
If the social media company fails to give that information, it must assume legal liability. The proposed law would also make social media operators legally responsible for defamatory comments beneath publishers’ posts on their platforms.
Asked on TV station Nine News if he was worried Facebook might quit Australia over the new law, Morrison said doing that “would be an admission that they have no …