Stephen Conroy’s new line for defending his stupid internet filter:
“Having no regulation to combat illegal activity actually weakens all that is good about the internet.”
That must be news to the police, who’ve been prosecuting people for illegal activity over the internet for years.
Secondly, it’s news to the survivors of child abuse, who argue that Conroy’s filter will in fact make it harder for police to catch predators.
And finally, it’s news to anyone who understands that there’s a huge gap between illegal content and content that simply hasn’t been classified in Australia. Conroy seeks to define the latter as the former, and demand that all content must first seek the approval of the state, through the classification board, before we’re allowed to access it.
Is there anything Conroy’s said in defence of his Great Wall of Australia that hasn’t been misleading, disingenuous or flat-out lying?