Australia Takes Lead in Denying Terrorists an Online Platform

Australia, spurred to act after one of its citizens was charged in the Christchurch attacks, has gone further than almost any other country in ways to stem the loathsome tide of conspiracy theorists and racist manifestos online.The government is now using the threat of fines and jail time to pressure platforms like Facebook to be more responsible, and it is moving to identify and block entire websites that hold even a single piece of illegal content.