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Senior ministers take aim at Trump social media silencing – Sydney Morning Herald

Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack says Twitter has gone too far in removing Donald Trump from its platform.

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The public draft of the Online Safety Bill, released on December 23 for community comment, includes tougher sanctions against online abuse but also extends federal powers over content that incites violence.
While social media companies are under no government obligation to explain how they decide to cancel free expression, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims said political leaders faced a defining question over the control of online content.
Mr McCormack, who is leading…

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