Australia’s PM hints at the necessity of a “Social License” to post memes

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Seriously? Now we need a permission slip to post memes? The Minister of Communications seems to think that regulating meme-sharing is the solution to all our problems. Maybe instead of restricting our online freedom, they should focus on real issues like healthcare or education. This is just another example of politicians trying to control every aspect of our lives under the guise of “protecting democracy.” Give me a break.


SYDNEY, May 10 (Reuters) – Australia announced on Friday that it would hold a parliamentary inquiry to look into the negative impacts of social media platforms, saying they have significant reach and control over what Australians see online, with almost no scrutiny.
The government has criticised social media platforms for not being quick enough to remove violent posts and seeks more oversight over content posted on Meta’s (META.O), opens new tab Facebook, ByteDance’s TikTok and Elon Musk-owned X.
“Across a range of issues, whether it be the issue of domestic violence, whether it be the radicalisation of our young people, across a range of areas, something that keeps popping up over and over again is the role of social media,” Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told reporters.
“(They) can be very positive but also can have a negative influence which is there.”

www.reuters.com/technology/australia-targets-social-media-with-parliamentary-probe-2024-05-10/
www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/australia-targets-social-media-with-parliamentary-probe/ar-BB1m8BMW

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