Combating Online Trolls

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Social media can too often be a cowards’ castle, where the anonymous can bully, harass and ruin lives without consequence for them but with severe mental health consequences for others. 

In a world-leading move, the Morrison Government will create new powers to force global social media giants to unmask anonymous online trolls and better protect Australians online.

Australia will have some of the strongest powers in the world to tackle damaging comments from anonymous online trolls and holding global social media giants to account.

We would not accept  faceless attacks in a school, at home, in the office, or on the street. So why should we accept them online?

These new powers build on our Government’s other world-leading reforms, from establishing the eSafety Commissioner, to legislating the new Online Safety Act.

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