Thursday January 14, 2021
Riots in Washington and discredited coronavirus cures promoted by some federal government backbenchers have sparked debate about freedom of speech online.
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher. (Photo: ABC)
The man responsible for regulating social media platforms in Australia, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher, has refused to criticise a coalition colleague spreading disinformation online.
But Fletcher does want companies including Facebook and Google to be more transparent and accountable about policing their content.
The minister argues the tech giants…