Jun 22, 2023 | News

Elon Musk’s Twitter Has 28 Days to Combat ‘Online Hate’ or Face Hefty Fines

Elon Musk's Twitter Has 28 Days to Combat 'Online Hate' or Face Hefty Fines

Elon Musk’s Twitter faces a 28-day ultimatum from Australia’s internet safety watchdog to take decisive action against what it considers online abuse and “hate speech,” or face daily fines of $475,000.

France24 reports that Julie Inman Grant, Australia’s eSafety commissioner, has issued a stern warning to Twitter in a move to muzzle free speech. Twitter has been given 28 days to prove that it is serious about combating what Australia considers online abuse and “hate speech.” There could be daily fines of $700,000 AUD ($475,000 USD) for noncompliance.

Elon Musk gestures as he speaks during a SpaceX press conference on February 10, 2022, in Texas. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

“We need accountability from these platforms and action to protect their users,” Inman Grant said. “And you cannot have accountability without transparency, and that’s what…

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