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Protesters from Australia's Pirate Party have gathered in Sydney to demonstrate against the government's planned Internet filter.
Around 30 demonstrators organised a 'flash mob' style performance, symbolically gagging themselves.
"This is the sort of censorship you would expect of China or Iran,and it is being roundly condemned by the US State Department and Google for good reason," a Pirate Party statement said.
A press release from the Pirate Party also expressed outrage that the Australian Communications and Media Authority had allegedly blacklisted whistleblower website Wiki
Originally posted by Unium
Well, there you have it. Internet is the greatest thing since chocolate ( yup, i'm a BIG chocolate fan) and more and more 'democratic' countries are censoring more and more information being made available online to the masses. Saddening, really.
It's just a shame that only 30 protestors turned up to fight this ; with so little people, how can a valid point be made, and make others aware of this 'mass-manipulation' and increasing governement control?
Originally posted by SirPsychoSexy
Personally, if our rights are going to be violated, I hope they censor all Christian Vs Atheist debates. I'm tired of seeing those two morons argue like either of them know what they're talking about
[edit on 1-4-2010 by SirPsychoSexy]