Australia Absolutely Considering Jail Time for Tech Execs Who Can't Scrub Hate Off Their Platforms
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Australia Absolutely Considering Jail Time for Tech Execs Who Can't Scrub Hate Off Their Platforms

Mar 27, 2019

In the immediate aftermath of a horrific act of violence, it's disturbingly easy to watch the gruesomeness unfold on social media--even if you don't want to. We witnessed this inevitability during the Christchurch attack this month, as videos of a gunman opening fire in two mosques were uploaded at breakneck speed to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. These companies have promised more moderators and improved AI to prevent this unwanted virality in the future, but an official in Australia sees jail time for tech execs as a fitting solution.