Australia Joins China In Censoring The Internet

“The Australian Government has announced that they will be joining China as one of the few countries globally that broadly censor the internet.”

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Apparently this was originally proposed as an opt-in policy meant to protect children from questionable material, but at the last minute they decided to implement it for everyone. You can opt-out, but you may end up on a list somewhere.

I’m all for protecting children, but I strongly disagree with policies being applied with such broad strokes.

via Thomas Hawk

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