Internet to be censored in Australia?

Australian government to censor the internet by 2011

I don’t mind them blocking the X-rated content, sites pertaining to underground criminal activity, etc. I do mind about something: the risk of such a system being used for government propaganda. Blocking legitimate websites just because the government feels like it.

Besides, people are responsible for what they view. If they want to ruin their lives, there’s only so much the government can do, even with censoring the internet. Finally, people will find a way around it (involving international VPNs and tunneling).

Hence, I don’t think it will work except for really non-tech-savvy people. Which kind of defies the purpose, no?


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