Backing Australia on global content take-down orders only works if you believe China, Russia and Iran have the same rights

- April 24, 2024 3 MIN READ

Do Australian courts have the right to decide what foreign citizens, located overseas, view online on a foreign-owned platform? Anyone inclined to answer “yes” to this question should perhaps also ask themselves whether they are equally happy for courts in China, Russia and Iran to determine what Australians can see and post online in Australia.… Read more »

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If X owner Elon Musk is miffed about taking down a church stabbing video he’s gonna be seriously triggered when he learns about Australian law

- April 23, 2024 3 MIN READ

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner has ordered social media platform “X” (formerly known as Twitter) to remove graphic videos of the stabbing of Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel in Sydney last week from the site. The incident was captured on the church’s livestreamed mass service. In response to this order, X’s owner, Elon Musk, has branded the commissioner… Read more »