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Australian’s may not be able to ‘be mean behind the screen’, with the Morrison Government pushing for changes to have all social media accounts traceable to a user. It comes after the Prime Minister concluded that online abuse, stalking and bullying actions could not continue unpunished, and will hold social media companies liable to hand over a user’s detail in defamation cases.
However, there is more to this story. The changes may mean aspects of cyber bullying among Australian youth could be all but quashed.
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Produced By: Marc De Paoli
Featured In Story: Mr Ali Halkic; co-founder and operations manager of Bully Zero, and Associate Professor Jason Bosland; Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
First aired on The Wire, Monday 29 November 2021