Latest Australian Internet Censorship Campaign Begins To Widespread Protests

from the free-the-internet dept

The latest in a long line of attempts by the Australian government to censor the internet is now starting, as ISPs are beginning to filter the internet (sometimes under protest), agreeing to block access to sites on a government blacklist. This plan will cost Austrlian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, on top of the large amounts already spent on earlier plans that failed.

In response to the start of the new filtering, Australian citizens are taking to the streets in protest, though it’s unclear how much of an impact that will have. Once these “trials” fail, with both false positives and false negatives, maybe, just maybe someone in power down under will recognize that censorship is just a bad idea.

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Tamara says:

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If censorship is such a bad idea, then when are we going to start seeing peer-reviewed repeatable experiments that damage evolution/big bang in schools.

Same reason they don’t teach that vampires are real in school.

Censorship is not the same as saying fiction is the truth.

How does blocking porn sites in anyway related to not being allow to teach fiction in schools?

Anonymous Coward says:

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Hate to tell you this, but vampires are real, maybe not in the manner depicted in books and movies, but there are animals who exist by consuming blood from other living beings. And there are in fact people who drink human blood as part of their religion. No, I’m not one of them, but I have spoken to several, at great length, and it is part of their particular belief structure.

Anthony (profile) says:

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Last time I checked the definition of a vampire is the creature itself, not what they drink. So people that drink blood as part of their religion are not called vampires, neither are animals that consume blood. These people who drink blood don’t burst into flame in sunshine, don’t get burnt from silver, and the other facets that make up what a vampire is.

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