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Labor opposes controversial 'anti-trolling' Bill as it may make online trolling worse

May 30, 2022

Australia's federal government has been pushing for new ‘anti-trolling legislation’ that would see defamation liability shift from owners of social media pages onto social media platforms as it believes the legislative changes would go a long way towards reducing online harm, but the Labor party does not agree. Labor Senator Kim Carr said his party would block the Bill as it does not actually address online trolling and may exacerbate its effects. 

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Originally published in ZDNet.

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Defamation or Personality Rights