Platforms like Facebook and YouTube could face fines approaching billions of dollars for failing to allow the “expeditious removal” of the offending material. Photo: AP

Social media executives could be jailed for failure to remove extremist content under Australia’s new laws

  • Platforms like Facebook and YouTube could face fines approaching billions of dollars – or 10 per cent of global annual turnover
  • Technology companies, policy experts and lawyers pilloried the legislation, which was pushed through parliament in two days
Topic |   Australia

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Platforms like Facebook and YouTube could face fines approaching billions of dollars for failing to allow the “expeditious removal” of the offending material. Photo: AP
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Malaysia launched a campaign to combat fake news. Photo: EPA

Explained: fake news in Asia

  • Several Asian countries rely heavily on social media for information, making them particularly vulnerable to the spread of fake news
Topic |   Social media

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Malaysia launched a campaign to combat fake news. Photo: EPA
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