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Global tech firms in Australia launch anti-disinformation code

Sydney, (State Observer):Global tech firms in Australia unveiled a new code of practice Monday to curb the spread of disinformation online, following pressure from the government.
         The lobbying group DIGI -- representing Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, TikTok and Redbubble -- committed under the code to a range of actions including labelling false content on their platforms, demoting fake content and prioritising credible sources of information.
              They also agreed to suspend or disable offending and fake accounts, including "bots" that automatically disseminate information across their platforms.
              The measures -- which largely codify existing practices -- are said to target paid and political advertising as well as content shared by users.

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