Australia announces inquiry into tech firms

Australia announces inquiry into tech firms

and beginning with the news coming fromaustralia where prime minister scottmorrison has announced a wide-rangingparliamentary inquiry into behavior ofworld’s largest tech firms and the needfor new legislation for themraising the possibility of additionalregulation morrison saidthe inquiry will have a wide scopeincluding asking committee lawmakers toinvestigate algorithms used by socialmedia platforms how the companies verifyidentification and age and the extent towhich restrictions on these are beingenforced the announcement of a new inquiry is likely to stoke tensions between australia’s government andfacebook which recently changed its nameto meeta and google earlier this…

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