Cyberbullies will be ‘unmasked’ under tough new cyber abuse laws

Sky News host Chris Smith has praised new proposed cyber safety laws, saying internet trolls will be “unmasked and exposed” to the world under the new legislation.

The laws include trolling takedown laws which will give Australia’s eSafety Commissioner the power to order social media platforms to remove adult abuse.

Mr Smith said it was “about time” social media sites have been forced to do something as they have been “too slow to act on bullies”.

“They’ve always maintained this entitled position that somehow cyber space was separate to the norms of common law.”

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