Australian Gov't Censors Plans About Gov't Internet Censorship
from the to-avoid-premature-unnecessary-debate dept
As the Australian government pushes forward with plans to have ISPs spy on users as part of its effort to control and censor the internet, some have made a freedom of information request to see the details of the plan… and the government provided the documents with 90% of the content blacked out. Yes, the government is censoring its plans about censorship. Even better is the “reasoning” for this. Government officials defended the move by saying it:
“may lead to premature unnecessary debate and could potentially prejudice and impede government decision making”.
Yes, how dare the people make their views known in a way that lets the government know they don’t approve. That would be a representative government, and apparently Australia doesn’t believe in such things.