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Plans in Australia: Hefty fines for Internet companies

Australia plans after the bombing of a country man in new Zealand drastic penalties for Internet companies. They tolerate extremist content on their sites, threatening billions of fines and prison.

After the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, new Zealand, Australia, is planning drastic penalties for Internet platforms, the extremist content is not clear. Companies like Facebook are threatened with fines of up to ten percent of the annual turnover. In the case of Facebook sales in 2018 at around 55 billion dollars. For executives of the Internet companies of Australia is planning even more years in prison.

in the coming week the Parliament is to discuss, announced the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. The rules would be directed against the publication of acts of terrorism and murder, but also torture, rape and kidnappings in social networks. The assassin of Christchurch, a suspected right-wing extremist from Australia, had transferred the plot with 50 dead by helmet camera live on Facebook. Many users spread it further.

Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison sees the Internet companies in the duty and announced tough penalties for violent content.

government sees corporations in the responsibility

"Large Social Media companies have a responsibility to do everything Possible so that their technical products will not be hijacked by murderous terrorists, miss," Morrison was quoted in a statement from the government. Other media that show such Material would risk their license. "There is no reason why Social Media platforms should be treated differently."

The Australian government had met earlier in the week with representatives of major Internet companies. Facebook said it is willing to cooperate. With the outcome of the talks, the government is, however, apparently dissatisfied. The company had presented "no immediate solutions to the problems", - stated in the message. Yesterday, Facebook announced stricter rules for Live Videos.

had Already criticized shortly after the attack the new Zealand government Facebook. The Prime Minister Ardern demanded by the major Internet companies to live up to its moral responsibility to prevent the dissemination of such Videos.

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