X should answer to Queensland authorities over Islamophobic tweets by an American, tribunal hears

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Lawyer for Australian Muslim Advocacy Network argues white supremacist’s tweets caused harm to local Muslims

Queensland authorities should be able to hold X responsible for the Islamophobic tweets of an American white supremacist because they were downloaded in the state and caused harm to local Muslims, a tribunal has heard.

The Australian Muslim Advocacy Network (Aman) lodged a complaint to the Queensland Human Rights Commission last June seeking to hold X, then known as Twitter, responsible for content posted by a far-right account that was referenced in the manifesto of the extremist who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011.

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