AFL stars Adam Goodes and Tayla Harris invited to speak at new social media ...

AFL stars Adam Goodes and Tayla Harris invited to speak at new social media ...
AFL stars Adam Goodes and Tayla Harris invited to speak at new social media ...
Women's footy star who was abused over her famous photo and AFL legend Adam Goodes are among trolling victims invited to speak about their ordeals as PM launches social media crackdown Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce inquiry into social media sites  It will probe how they work and whether they need to do more to stop harm Goodes and Harris are among stars the government will approach to participate The inquiry will start in December and produce a final report on February 20

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AFL stars Adam Goodes and Tayla Harris will be invited to share their experience of online abuse at an inquiry into social media companies.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is on a crusade against Big Tech, will on Wednesday announce a parliamentary probe into online harms caused by social media.

Sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok will all be targeted in the inquiry, with a particular focus on children's safety.

The inquiry will be similar to previous hearings in the US and Britain, examining how social media companies work and whether they need to do more to stamp out racism, sexism, bullying and hate speech.

Daily Mail Australia understands Goodes and Harris are on a list of stars the government will approach to see if they want to provide evidence.

AFLW player Tayla Harris made headlines in March of 2019 when this picture of her kicking a goal attracted hundreds of vile comments

AFLW player Tayla Harris made headlines in March of 2019 when this picture of her kicking a goal attracted hundreds of vile comments

Harris suffered horrific sexist abuse online in March 2019 when a photo of her kicking a goal attracted hundreds of vile comments.

'Some of the comments made me feel physically sick. They are as disgusting as your wildest imagination,' she told the 7.30 report last year.  

Goodes suffered 'appalling' racist abuse online after retiring from AFL in 2015 following two years of booing from fans for his outspokenness on racial issues.

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will also be invited to take part.

Adam Goodes and wife Natalie are pictured in 2019

Adam Goodes and wife Natalie are pictured in 2019

In a hearing in the US in October, the former Facebook employee alleged the social media giant fueled division, harmed children and urgently needed to be regulated.

'I believe that Facebook's products harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy,' Ms Haugen told a US Senate panel.

In her testimony, Ms Haugen said there was a risk Facebook's platforms were fueling a contagion of eating disorders, body-shaming and self-dissatisfaction that was

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