Internet Law in Australia – level 1

15-04-2019 15:00

Last month, there is a terrorist attack in New Zealand. A man shoots at people. Fifty people die. He films the situation. Everyone can see it on the Internet.

The Australian parliament does not like this. It thinks that videos like this must not be on the Internet. It says ‘yes’ to a new law. This law says that companies like Facebook or Twitter must take down videos like this.

If the companies do not, they must pay money. This can be 7.5 million dollars or more. The people who work at the Internet company can even go to prison.

Difficult words: parliament (a government), law (an official document which say what somebody can and must not do), take down (stop).

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