Online harm regulation causes media concern

Online harm regulation causes media concern
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Daniel Dunkley
Regulation is never welcomed with open arms by any industry, but a major proposal from the Department of Internal Affairs sent shockwaves through the media sector earlier this month.The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has proposed a new and all-powerful watchdog to police harmful content online, a move that will have widespread repercussions for every part of the media.The government department has proposed plans for a new regulatory regime for online media content, aimed at making the internet safer. Under the system, an independent body...

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