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Social media platforms could soon be held liable for defamatory content posted by its users under a new proposal to parliament. Those who feel their name has been tarnished online will be able to direct complaints to a newly empowered body, who would then dictate if content should be deleted.

However, is this an even tighter grip on free speech in Australia?

Produced By: Marc De Paoli

Featured In Story: Bruce Baer Arnold; Associate Professor of Law at the University of Canberra

First aired on The Wire, Monday October 25 2021