Our freedoms are under attack. The Australian Government plans to introduce new laws in direct opposition to our freedoms. They seem to believe that the end justifies the means and they will be the arbiters of truth. We all agree with their current application against terrorism but the abuse of these powers is the end of democracy.
“The eSafety Commissioner will today direct internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to eight websites that continue to provide access to the video of the Christchurch terrorist attacks or the manifesto of the alleged perpetrator.”
Now the eSafety Commissioner will direct internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to certain websites.
While we all agree to protect children why doesn’t the government use existing laws to go after these pedophiles.
These powers to censor internet content are not needed and the government should go after individuals based on current laws.
This is an abuse of power and will clear the way for the ISPs to remove the blocks they had voluntarily placed on other websites that have now taken down the material independently or as a result of the Commissioner’s intervention.
“I have consulted with both the ISPs and the website administrators, giving the websites ample opportunity to remove this horrific content, and a number have complied. So those hosting this material do so in the full knowledge that Australia will take action to halt its continued proliferation,” said eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant.
“The remaining rogue websites need only to remove the illegal content to have the block against them lifted,” she said.
It is the first time the Commissioner has exercised the power to direct blocking of content.
This Australian government criticizes china and then does the same thing.
Where is Peter Dutton to protect our freedoms or do they actually believe that a government police state will create a better world?
Full government press release can be found here.