Facebook and Google must take stronger action to counter misinformation, Acma says

Due to the rapid spread of misinformation on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic and the summer bushfire crisis in Australia, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (Acma) decided to work together with social media platforms in order to reach an agreement on a code to counter misinformation. Acma suggested as well several regulatory measure that can be adopted by social media platforms to counter disinformation campaigns in Australia.