Fears over Australia’s ?55m plan to censor the internet

Won’t somebody think of the children? This mantra is being used with great effect by the Australian government to increase its control over what Australians see, watch and do – all, ostensibly, in the name of protecting the nation’s youth. And a scheme that amounts to censorship is coming closer: the government has said that it wants to start live trials of ISP-level content filtering before Christmas.

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