Australia now wants to reveal the true identity of the country’s online trolls. Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, said if they would force social media platforms if necessary.
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The current head of the country has said the government will do so through new legislation. Specifically, the new law would create a complaints mechanism that would require online platforms to remove posts from fake accounts.
However, if Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants cannot remove the posts, especially those with defamatory comments, they would be forced to provide details of the offending online users.
Australia to reveal identity of trolls online
According to Engadget’s latest report, the Australian Prime Minister explained that the internet world is currently suffering from anonymous accounts. He even described the Internet as a “Wild West”.
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In this photo illustration, ABC News reports Facebook‘s news ban on Australian and international content on February 18, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Facebook has banned Australian editors and users from posting it while sharing news content as the Australian government prepares to pass laws that will require social media companies to pay news editors for sharing using the content on their platforms.
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At the moment, you may see comment sections infested with various trolls, commenting on sensitive statements that might affect other people.
It can be in political, religious or health positions. Some of these online trolls are also spreading fake content, including posts against the COVID-19 pandemic.
As these anonymous attackers become more prevalent than ever, Facebook and other social media giants are scrambling to remove their posts. However, Australia wants more of them.
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Are Social Media Platforms Getting More Toxic?
Medical News Today reported that researchers have confirmed that social media platforms are now affecting the mental well-being of its young and adult users.
This means that the social media giants are becoming more toxic than before. Experts have said that various content affecting people could involve information about COVID-19, the number of people they have contact with on social media and many more.
On the other hand, negative comments from other online users also affect their mental health.
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