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Australia: Internet Filter Protest


Please place your foto on Flickr, use tag nocleanfeed so I can find it HERE.

Lots of brouhaha at the moment over the internet filters.

As opposition grows against the Government’s controversial plan to censor the internet, the head of one of Australia’s largest ISPs has labelled the Communications Minister the worst we’ve had in the past 15 years.

Separately, in Senate question time today, Greens senator Scott Ludlam accused the Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, of misleading the public by falsely claiming his mandatory censorship plan was similar to that already in place in Sweden, Britain, Canada and New Zealand.

“They’re not listening to the experts, they’re not listening to the industry, they’re not listening to consumers, so perhaps some hard numbers will actually help,” he said.

“Every time a kid manages to get through this filter, we’ll be publicising it and every time it blocks legitimate content, we’ll be publicising it.” (Malone IINET)

Tonnes more here in SMH (Sydney Morning Herald revels in anything negative – or perceived negative)
Stephen Collins, aka @trib, making a point. Do YOU have a foto like this? Writing on hand, holding up paper, post it note on your smacker? I’m making a video – if I get enough photos – so c’mon and protest on Flickr. (use nocleanfeed for tag please).

Background: old blog post – and http://nocleanfeed.com – might help?

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Australia: Internet Filter Protest

  1. Hey Laurel,

    I made a photo for you,

    In case you don’t see it on flickr, here’s the URL.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sammyjospics/3024731900/

    I hope this helps. 🙂

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