Asia ahead of US in passing laws against social media abuse

Garrity says the US needs tougher controls on social media since firms like Twitter seem incapable of “self-policing” their activities.

“We’re operating with a cybersecurity regime that’s quite porous and increasingly prone to failure,” he said, arguing that advertising-driven “commercial free speech”, as practiced by social media firms, doesn’t necessarily enjoy the same constitutional protections as individual free speech.

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