Member for Mallee Anne Webster is on a mission to hold social media platforms held to account, after being defamed online earlier this year.
Last Tuesday, a federal court justice ordered a woman who made false claims about Dr Webster to pay $875,000 in damages.
Karen Brewer made seven "disgraceful and inexplicable" Facebook posts and videos about Dr Webster, her husband Philip and the couple's Zoe Support charity for disadvantaged mothers.
Federal Court Justice Jacqueline Gleeson said Brewer had branded the couple and their charity as "participants in a secretive criminal network ... involved in the sexual abuse of children".
Dr Webster said it had been "a horrendous experience".
"I'm committed to ensuring we work on platforms being held to account as publishers," she said.
"At the moment they are not, and they take very little responsibility in people being able to debase or defame and bully others online. I don't think that's good enough.
"I have begun conversations with my colleagues and ministers concerned about what we need to do to change that situation.
"I think it is part of being a mature market player that people take responsibility. Social media providers are extremely wealthy, and they have tremendous capacity in their algorithms and the way they set up to manage these situations much better than they are."
Facebook provides a reporting form for users that feel they have been defamed.
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