The Digital Industry Group (DIGI), an industry group that includes Australian subsidiaries such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter, has set up a subcommittee. The subcommittee will make decisions on the 11th on complaints about disinformation. Digital Industry Group sets up subcommittee about disinformation:
Moreover, the Australian Government said yesterday, that it is considering a wide range of steps to hold social media (SNS) companies accountable for slanderous injuries on its platform.
In addition to that, DIGI has stated that the establishment of a subcommittee indicates. That the industry is actively promoting self-regulation over the issue of slanderous comments. The industry has already agreed on a code of conduct for disinformation. Besides, it wants to further strengthen the code of conduct through independent expert oversight and public accountability. Digital Industry Group sets up subcommittee about disinformation:
Additionally, the subcommittee established this time consists of three members. We aim to respond to complaints about violations of the Code of Conduct through our public website. We do not accept complaints about individual posts.
Furthermore, the Code of Conduct includes taking measures against disinformation that adversely affects public health, such as the new coronavirus.
Further, DIGI states that, if a company that violates the Code of Conduct is found, it may disclose information or cancel its membership.
Reset Australia, which is investigating the impact of technology on democracy. Also, acknowledged that the DIGI measures were inadequate with no penalties. Bitcoin will creep up towards its real goal: