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Gov announces plans for Digital Safety Commissioner to combat online harms

News | 07/29/2021 6:11 pm EDT
Parliament Hill on July 5, 2018./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

The federal government intends to create a new Digital Safety Commissioner in its effort to combat online harms in five categories — terrorist content, hate speech, non-consensual distribution of intimate images, and content that incites violence and sexually exploits children — and force online platforms to remove illegal content within 24 hours of being flagged.

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