[LINK] Xenophon calls for social media watchdog

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Thu Sep 5 00:16:02 AEST 2013

Senator calls for social media watchdog


Independent Senator, Nick Xenophon, wants the next federal government to 
appoint a social media watchdog to crack down on Facebook and Twitter 

Senator Xenophon said the appointment of a social media ombudsman would 
give Australians the same protections enjoyed by social media users in 
other countries.

It comes after an incident in 2010 when two Facebook memorial sites for 
murder victims in Queensland were flooded with pornographic and obscene 

"So many social media users in this country feel powerless to protect 
themselves from abuse and it's about time that stopped," Senator Xenophon 
said in a statement on Wednesday.

"A social media ombudsman would be the best way of dealing with it, due to 
the myriad of platforms and systems that abound."

Under the senator's plan the ombudsman would operate through the Australian 
Communications and Media

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