Australia fined X $610,500. But will Elon Musk’s company pay up?

  • October 18, 2023
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‘There are three key drivers to get companies to change their behaviour: reputation, regulation and revenue,’ the e-safety commissioner says

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“Australia’s e-safety commissioner is the last thing on [Elon Musk’s] mind,” says Dr Belinda Barnet, a senior lecturer in media at Swinburne University.

X, the platform owned by Musk, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday became the first online platform to be fined under Australia’s Online Safety Act, receiving a $610,500 penalty after failing to answer questions about how it was tackling child sexual abuse material.

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