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Australia’s changing how it regulates the internet — and no-one’s paying attention

When we're scrolling online, most of us give little thought to what's happening behind the scenes — who is making decisions about the content we can or cannot see.

Often this decision is in corporate hands: Facebook, TikTok and most major social media platforms have rules about what material they accept, but enforcement can be inconsistent and less than transparent.

  • Ariel Bogle
  • ABC

In recent years, the federal government has also passed a suite of often controversial legislation allowing it more control over what’s online.

There’s the new Online Safety Act, for example, which was quickly passed in the…

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