Tired of trolls, hate and the anonymity on social media that allows it? Then, you might find this interesting.
Australia may be paving the way.
Australia Seeks to Reveal Social Media Trolls. Breaking news on Sunday is that the Australian government is taking additional steps towards making social media platforms, a news media company on that platform and the individual that creates a hateful or untrue post on their account, liable and/or exposed for it.
For example, lets just say that a magazine has a social media account. Then, one of their readers posts harmful content on their initial post-then the media company is responsible-because it was their original post that started it.
THEN, if a complaint is made about the harmful post, the Social Media platform that the posts are on, could be required to reveal the contact information of the person that wrote it. OR, they too could receive a case against them.
The news giant, CNN, took big action from this ruling-
Will this position trickle across the globe, or will the Aussies be alone in their position? You can bet US politicians are watching.
From your grateful author. Founder of Mettalusso, the world’s 1st brand of vegan products for people + pets and avid social media user.