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Meta, Twitter, seek further clarity on Australian abhorrent content law

By Laurel Henning
  • 18 Nov 2021 00:12
  • 18 Nov 2021 00:12
Meta and Twitter are among companies calling for greater clarity around Australian laws requiring the swift removal of “abhorrent violent material” that appears on social-media platforms.
In public hearings before an Australian parliamentary committee, Meta and Twitter executives told those working on a review of the content law that clearer

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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