Julie Inman Grant, Head of the Australian E-Safety Office, announced that a notification was sent to Twitter regarding hate speech on the platform.
Grant said Twitter will be fined A$700,000 for each day of delay if it does not take action against hate speech in 28 days.
Stating that Twitter is responsible for one out of every 3 online hate speeches reported in Australia, Grant pointed out that the platform should take precautions and protect its users.
Grant noted that they received more complaints about hate speech after Elon Musk bought the platform in 2022.
The UN also drew attention to the same issue.
In a written statement from the United Nations (UN) in January, the increase in the “use of racist terminology” on Twitter after it was bought by Elon Musk was condemned.
In the statement, it was stated that there was a need for “deeper social media accountability” in the face of hate expressions used against people of African descent on this platform.