Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship
Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Oct 30, 2008
"AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.
The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy.
"Australia will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the Internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.
The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter.
The plan was first created as a way to combat child pornography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia."Web Link
I am all in favor of driving out child pornography but the potential extensions are another matter.