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NetSafe agreement with social media giants obliges them to reduce harmful material

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Mon, 25 Jul 2022, 9:38am
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NetSafe agreement with social media giants obliges them to reduce harmful material

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 25 Jul 2022, 9:38am

Efforts to turn the tide on harmful content online.

NetSafe has reached an agreement with Meta, Google, TikTok, Amazon and Twitter for a code of practice, obliging the tech giants to actively reduce damaging material. 

It's self-regulated and voluntary, but NetSafe's Brent Carey told Mike Hosking it'll hold the companies accountable through a public complaints process.

He says that'll help determine what's considered harmful.

Carey says there are some definitions already, but they'll be tested over time through the complaints process.

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