X has been hit with a $610,500 fine for failing to meet online safety expectations

Company formerly known as Twitter becomes the first online platform to be issued a fine under Australia’s Online Safety Act
19 October 2023
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X, formerly known as Twitter, has been hit with a $610,500 fine for failing to meet online safety expectations. It's the first ever fine issued under Australia's Online Safety Act. X has 28 days to pay up or provide answers to the ignored questions about their efforts to combat child sexual abuse material on the platform.

The fine is part of a series of legal notices sent to X, Google, TikTok, Twitch, and Discord in February. The e-safety commissioner released a report on Monday, revealing that many of the major tech companies are not effectively detecting, removing, and preventing child abuse material.

- CyberBeat


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