Social media, once hailed as an essential beacon of democracy and free speech, has now also been recognised as a purveyor of dangerous, disruptive or harmful ideas. Photo: AFP
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Wide-ranging debate needed before laws to regulate the internet

  • While governments and even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have called for online regulation in the wake of the Christchurch shootings, the challenge lies in finding a way of curbing abuses while not restricting the benefits

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Social media, once hailed as an essential beacon of democracy and free speech, has now also been recognised as a purveyor of dangerous, disruptive or harmful ideas. Photo: AFP
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