Australia tightened after the racially motivated attack on two mosques in new Zealand, which was broadcast live on the Internet, its laws. In the future, the Internet can met companies, the spread of such Videos, with high money, and their managers are even punished with imprisonment.
The new rules were adopted on Thursday by Parliament. You may further inflame the debate over freedom of expression on the Internet. According to the government, Australia is the first country with such strict laws.
under the groups "awful, violence is not binding-active" content in the future, theoretically, fines in the amount of ten percent of sales. In addition, up to three years in prison for the responsible managers. Justice Minister Christian Porter said in Parliament, the Internet-platforms should not allow "hatred and Terror" would spread. "Almost all Australians agreed that Online platforms should take more responsibility for the content they broadcast." Both chambers agreed to in the fast method.
representatives of Australian media companies criticized the bill sharply. It could lead to legitimate content would be censored, they said.
In the attack in the new Zealand city of Christchurch in mid-March were 50 people are killed and dozens have been injured. As the suspected perpetrators of the 28-year-old right-wing extremist Brenton Tarrant from Australia in the investigation. He faces life in prison. He had transferred to the stop with a helmet camera live on Facebook. Excerpts from the approximately 17-minute Video circulating on still in the network. In the first 24 hours it was distributed more than 1.5 million Times. Tarrant should be made because of 50 counts of murder in the process.