Australia's Internet Censored ($11.8B had nothing to do with it)

Australia's Internet Censored ($11.8B had nothing to do with it)

Well, looks like the cat’s out of the bag in regards to Australia’s controversial internet censorship filter.

Yesterday it was announced that Telstra and Optus are to start filtering their customers internet access in July 2011, as part of a voluntary agreement with the Government. This may come as a surprise to some, but what’s even more surprising (or not), is the fact that both companies have just announced that they have signed a $11.8B with the Government in respect to the national broadband network (NBN).

Telstra signs $11b NBN agreement

Optus strikes $800m NBN deal

Corpocracy seems to be overshadowing democracy, as 96% of people polled are against the internet censorship filter.

Poll 1 – 96% against internet censorship

Poll 2 – Surprise, also 96% against internet censorship

I’m all for protecting children from harm, though the internet filter is easily bypassed, and therefore is a waste of taxpayers money. After seeing the above, it begs the question, what is the real purpose of the filter…

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