No reasonable person who had to endure even part of the Christchurch mosque shooter’s livestream video could object to a law designed to stop that sort of perversion.
The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim Classification of Publications and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment Bill is intended to do just that. It would make the livestreaming of objectionable content a criminal offence with a potential sentence of up to 14 years’ imprisonment. It would also impose heavy fines on the owners of platforms that delay or ignore takedown orders. Continue reading “Crackdown on ‘mosque shooter’ videos”→
My new book, Complacent Nation, about the erosion of our right to know and the politicising of official information disclosure is published on 12 August. I hope it will lead to broad public debate and demands for more robust processes to protect a basic human right. This is what the publisher’s media release says about the book: