Violent videos on social media

Social media platforms will be held responsible for violent videos hosted and shared on their sites, under a bill that has passed the Parliament. 

Apr 15, 2019

The Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019 requires platforms to remove violent videos posted by offenders and their accomplices.

In his speech to the House of Representatives, the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP said, ‘Internet platforms provide immense value to the Australian community, but recent events have shown that they can also be used for great harm and as a platform to spread violent and dangerous ideologies.’