Creators of abusive websites could be charged

Following on from yesterday’s post where cybersafety expert Susan McLean called on police to charge creators of hate websites, The Age is reporting that police do intend to prosecute where there are grounds.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Dever said in the past couple of months police had had several pages shut down, including one that was selling guns and drugs, a page full of dead-baby jokes and a page with ”hateful and hurtful comments inciting murder” directed at police.

He said Facebook was ”very co-operative as long as due judicial process is followed”, and was willing to assist police in matters involving material that ”would encourage an act of violence or some illegal act”.

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