A contentious new bill to crack down on misinformation and disinformation has drawn criticism for its potential to restrict free expression and political dissent. Notably, the government will be exempt from the proposed laws. Censorship will be an inevitable outcome, but will likely exacerbate the problem it is intended to solve.
Two things which stick out like hairy balls on a Tranny. 1. It is the government that will be defining what is erroneous information but it is the government that is often the one providing false information. There's only only one way we can approach the truth and that is to thrash out the idea, in all its detail, in the arena of public debate. 2. Any law which cannot be applied equally, in this case we see the government exempt, is nothing more than a tool of the powerful.
If this bill were being tabled in Russia, the entire western media-industrial complex would be up in arms about how Russian Hitler was subverting the cause of truth, justice and the CNN way. But as it’s here, we’ll no doubt all soon be in agreement that cluster bombs are “munitions of peace”.
All I know is that it were a place like Turkey doing this, the media would correctly call it out as a dangerous move.
“This law comes amid a steep degradation in internet freedom over the past decade in Turkey and could be the nail in the coffin for online freedom of speech,” said Cathryn Grothe, a research associate working on Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net project. “This is a move towards cyber-authoritarianism.”
Turkey's law highlights one of the dangers of governments regulating online speech. While Western governments have pressured social media companies to tackle issues like COVID-19 and election misinformation, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says “immorality” is their greatest offense.
If this gets through, in what way will it be any different to the so-called "Great Fire Wall of China"? Everything you say or do on line being subject to deep surveillance and subsequent censorship or deplatforming by the Deep State Big Brother. This does not seem like an understatement.
They will say, "Just trust us, it will be for the greater good of all Australians".
At least we have a chance to vote NO on The Voice.
The minimal, tokenistic time period given for so called "public consultation" is an insult to the Australian people.
Why was not this mentioned as part of the government's election promises if it is such a great thing?
My jaw dropped when I saw how the lefties defended this proposed legislation. The response is typically, "Well, if you don't publish mis or dis information you have nothing to worry about!". This just illustrates the sheer level of brain washing and mind-mashing numbness the typical lefty has been subject to in their formative years - a near binary view of the world with no ability to analyse, critique ideas, think laterally or consider the consequences of simple ideas, let alone complex ones. And some still wonder how this country got to where it is today! Our very own Chris Bowen is perhaps the very best illustration of this since he ticks every single sorry box as per the above!
It is a threat to democracy and will drive us further underground. The the answer to dis/mis information is more information. I no longer use FB because meta is involved in censorship.
Isn't it Rupert that decides what Aussies hear, read and see?
As I stated before, this is the problem with not having an American-style First Amendment.
Reclaim the Net has covered this as well;
Thank you for addressing this very important topic. It is a win - win. If it helps to stop the bill, its a win. If it doesn"t, it helps to raise awareness and drive more people to independent media as your mentor pointed out. I had first hand insights into censorship in former Communists East Germany. They knew the governments propaganda by heart and got mostly immune to it. We Westerners were the real idiots because we believed the "democratic, free" media. The biggest task will be to keep the Internet uncontrolled so we will always be able to communicate. Malone recently published a speech by Snowden at a conference of developer nerds. Very intetesting. It appears the future of mankind could be in the hands of these young smart nerds. They need to outsmart the controlling forces.
Thank you Rebekah 💛 do you think it'll also affect paper publications like The Light Australia?
We've republished in A Sense of Place Magazine. Once again, great work. I like the comment from Dollyboy: It is the government that will be defining what is erroneous information but it is the government that is often the one providing false information. https://asenseofplacemagazine.com/australia-on-dangerous-ground-new-misinformation-bill-a-threat-to-democracy/
Strategically thinking, I believe that promoting the film "Sound of Freedom" will do more to isolate and identify the real criminals in our nation than any other factor, especially those attempting to close down this movie. Yet, despite attempts by Hollywood and governments to prevent the movie from being made, and now to prevent viewing, it is breaking box office records. Moreover, viewers hang about after the movie, all fired up to save children from child traffickers. And never believe otherwise, child trafficking is a central function of the globalist agenda. I say this as a former Commonwealth Welfare Officer and researcher who has been studying the global elite since 1964, which means I recorded events that others did not understand the significance of. Child trafficking is the Achiles heel of the globalists because they fear exposure by the film and therefore, are compelled to fight it, which then gives them away for who and what they are. If there is no theatre in your town, ask your state child welfare authority to help have a screening in your local town hall. If they refuse, and they may well do this, you have just identified a centre of evil in your own community. One thing will lead to another and the town will be in an uproar. Then see your local media editor and ask him/her to feature the movie on the front page, or on TV News analysis. You will discover your media is central to the entire problem, especially if it is linked to News Corp. Leaflet and notice board your town and eventually the media will be forced tocome clean. Sack the editor in chief and manager by communiity acclaim. All of a sudden, government has no voice with which to attack you. You are now on your way to freedom and to rescue tens of thousands of innocent children.
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Remember that despicable creature that New Zealanders were forced to endure.
''We will be your sole source of truth''.
That's what this is all about - [the not so great reset]