Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has social media giants including Facebook and WhatsApp in his sights in the global fight against terrorism, flagging a crackdown on "ungoverned spaces" online.
James Massola is chief political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House
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