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Social Media Platforms Duty of Care – Regulating Online Hate Speech

Abstract
There has been a proliferation of social media usage over the past decade. Social media platforms offer a convenient mode for virtual social interaction by providing relatively simple access to most people. However, there has been a recurring theme of harassment or bullying by way of hateful speech that causes social harm especially following the Christchurch terrorist attacks in 2019. New Zealand is at a point of inflexion when it comes to updating its laws to combat online hate speech. The manner in which statutory duty of care is proposed as law in other comparative jurisdictions (such as the UK and Australia) will be explored in order to establish whether it is beneficial and necessary to be adopted in New Zealand.
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Journal Article
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2022
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Australasian Parliamentary Review
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© 2022 ASPG. Used with permission.