To save you clicking - Morrison et al met with social media execs to talk about how to combat “terrorist” material such as what happened during the Christchurch massacre. They were very unimpressed with what they heard, so their answer is new laws that could see the CEOs of social media platforms (ie Facebook & YouTube) do jail time, as well as fines worth 10% of the business’ yearly takings.
Firstly, I applaud the idea that the social media co’s should be forced to act faster with regard to the abuses that we are seeing committed on their platforms - ever since the first murder was live-cast (was it on Facebook?), something should have been done to ensure such “events” could be quickly flagged and removed. They are global companies - someone/s could be “on call” 24/7 (ie if not in the US, then in AU, or in EU, etc).
But… do they (Morrison) honestly expect to be able to jail Zuckerberg or Pichai, and/or fine them billions of dollars? I’m not sure if the punishments are realistic, or even would be enforceable? (Any international law experts on the forum?)
That said - the punishment does need to be of such a magnitude as to make the companies take note and act, given they have not done so to date. Freedom of speech be damned - a video showing a terrorist murdering 50 people should not be given any platform.