Why is the Australian Government reacting so rapidly after the live streaming of the Christchurch mass shooting on Facebook? Are we heading down an anti-tech path? What effect will this have on tech founders here? The Government has passed laws whereby Social media companies risk fines of up to 10 per cent of the platform’s annual turnover if they fail to remove violent content “expeditiously”.
I speak to Alex McCauley, Chief executive of StartupAUS, about what this means for today’s tech founder and just what the government is trying to do.