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Australia Censorship Government The Internet

Australian Government Backdoor Internet Filter Shuts Down 1,000 Websites 90

An anonymous reader writes "The Australian government has secretly censored over 1,000 web sites through a hitherto-unused internet censorship law. In April the Melbourne Free University was blocked without any explanation. Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act allows the government to close web sites without warning to "uphold laws, protect public revenue and safeguard national security". This is open to abuse as Australians only have limited free speech rights which already make it difficult for the press to report corruption."
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Australian Government Backdoor Internet Filter Shuts Down 1,000 Websites

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