What S'pore can learn from Australia in combating online harms

The proposed laws will require social media platforms to implement safety standards and content moderation processes. PHOTO: PIXABAY
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SINGAPORE - Australia's online safety regulator sprang into action after the gunman of a racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, live-streamed his actions in May this year.

Using enhanced powers granted by Australia's newly minted Online Safety Act, its regulator eSafety ordered eight websites to remove the video of the shooting and the gunman's manifesto within 24 hours. The material was removed from four of the undisclosed websites.

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