20 May 2010
Internet filter "THREAT TO DEMOCRACY" IN AUSTRALIA
Thus far, the government have focused their arguments around the highly emotive issue of child pornography. There is no question that access to this sort of material should be prohibited. However, only 32% of the sites listed on the Australian Communication and Media Authority's “blacklist” are related to child pornography. This means that a whopping 68% of sites on the list are there for other reasons – political, ideological, etc – and at the whim of the government in power at the time.
Moreover, the blacklist is NOT!!!! available for public scrutiny or independent review.
High Court Justice, Michael Kirby suggests that the internet filter may well be the “thin edge of the wedge” when it comes to controlling what the Australian population reads, what it has access to and therefore, how it can behave online.
Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil
Unless we say so!
at May 20, 2010
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