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Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship

Original post made by Sharon on Oct 30, 2008

The first amendment amended.

"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.

Comments (2)

Posted by joe, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 31, 2008 at 8:19 am




"The purpose of Newspeak was… to make all [unapproved] modes of thought impossible." — Appendix to 1984.


Posted by sigh, a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Oct 31, 2008 at 11:10 am

The left wing was just re-elected there.

At least in Australia it is small enough to turn the ship away from the iceberg in time before they hit it after they realize they are off course.

Here is a different story..I don't think we will be able to turn away from the course we are about to choose.


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