New code of conduct for online content planned

New code of conduct for online content planned
“Child protection and consumer safety for media and online content is not as strong as it should be," says the DIA's Suzanne Doig. (Image: Getty)
Daniel Dunkley
The Department of Internal Affairs plans to introduce a mandatory code of conduct and a new independent regulator to police harmful content online, taking aim at technology platforms including Google, Meta and Twitter.Under the plans, media companies with an online presence in New Zealand would need to comply with codes of conduct to safeguard digital content. Codes of practice would be established, with “specific safety obligations” for large technology platforms.The regime would require large technology platforms to have policies...

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