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What to host and what not to host online is an 'all or nothing' quandary for web providers

Michele Neylon


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Banned: The suspended Twitter account of US President Donald Trump at the White House briefing room. Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Illustration

Banned: The suspended Twitter account of US President Donald Trump at the White House briefing room. Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Illustration

Banned: The suspended Twitter account of US President Donald Trump at the White House briefing room. Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Illustration

At the moment, hosting providers like us do not actively police the content we host. It would be impractical for us to do so. We rely on reports from third parties.

But in recent years, the internet infrastructure industry has been sucked into more and more debates around content and what should be online and who should have access to it.


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