I’m sure many aware, but there's growing debate in Australia over the new 'Blacklist' that’s being collated by the government.
This lists primary function is to deny access to websites containing
- Child Pornography
Basically sites which conflict with moral integrity.
Wikileaks released a version of what it claims is the developing list.
Wiki Black List
A couple of things
- This list contains a dentists website
- This list contains the artwork that has recently been in the news (due to young boys being photographed
- I’m a red blooded male, and look at porn.
There are some sites that contain nothing but common porn images. I wont name them on here, but they are obvious names with no mention of child, rape
or such. But they are on the list.
Now, the government debated that the dentist website was on the list because the 'Russian Mafia' used blank frames within the dentists site to
transmit child pornography. And after hours of being uploaded to this frame, 12 million hits took place.
But, within the debate the word 'jihadist' came up as a possible scenario in which prohibited material would be banned.
The debate focused on this for a second, with the governmental official stating
' In now way will this list focus on political sites '
Well, that’s all good and proper, and excellent word play but there's a slight problem.
Jihadist material is Religious, not political. But, this was never brought up.
One thing Id like to know, is will 'treasonous' websites be considered eligible for entry onto this list.
Lets Broaden this to ATS, where on a daily level people often debate the finer points of illegality within government, corruption and talking about
needing a revolution.
What happens when it is decided, talking about anything against Australian society is considered bad for moral integrity?
Overall, I don’t think anyone doubts the necessary to block such filth coming in, but.. It shouldn’t be the government deciding what is considered
Secondly, why can’t it be transparent? Why can’t the list be displayed freely for all to see, so that mistakes can be alerted to the
They say publishing the list will mean these websites become know,
That is true.. But if you’ve blacklisted and blocked them they cannot be accessed.
So what is the harm in letting people know what the site was called?
I am very AGAINST the blocking of websites in Australia.
To be honest, I
at the fool who honestly believes he can censor the internet.
about is that it has begun, in my backyard. I have no say in what the government says is good for me or bad for me, im not allowed to
know what they consider bad for me and im being told we have to have faith in them.
If the Internet becomes censored I would seriously consider leaving the country.