Internet censorship back on the agenda

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The IPA’s Chris Berg was interviewed this morning by ABC News’ The World Today. He spoke about the Commonwealth government’s proposal to censor social media websites.

Listen to the segment here.

As Chris rightly points out the proposal represents a significant increase in online censorship. Giving an e-safety commissioner the power to force social media sites to take down posts establishes an arbitrarily applied internet filter. The idea that a bureaucrat would be given discretion over what is and is not acceptable on the internet is absurd and dangerous.

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