Australia to introduce social media legislation to unmask online trolls

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Australia to introduce social media legislation to unmask online trolls

9news.com.au

The Australian government will introduce new “anti-troll” social media legislation that is designed to hold social media services such as Facebook and Instagram liable for hurtful comments published on their platforms.

The legislation will define social media services as the publisher of the comments, allowing them to be the target of a defamation claim in an Australian court. 
If a claim goes to court, a social media platform will also be required to “Unmask”a troll by providing an email address, a mobile phone number or relevant personal details

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