In an ideal world the internet would be what it was intended to be. A place where any and all information can be shared freely.
In the real world, there is a need to monitor and censor some of the material people attempt to post and exchange. But as with all such well-meaning efforts, this is the slipperiest of slopes.
Censors, after all, are employed to censor.
We hope that James Renwick, the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, takes this caution to heart.
Inquiry into censorship powers
Renwick is the man responsible for monitoring Australia’s counter-terrorism laws. He’s concerned about radicalisation material posted on the internet. And he’s proposed holding an inquiry into how authorities can delete that material faster.
As the AAP reports, Renwick says the topic comes up often with his international peers.
Addressing a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra yesterday he said, ‘Everyone I talk to says that is a big topic, and that would be a large and difficult inquiry.’
His peers, bear in mind, are also in the job of censorship.
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