[LINK] How Do I Stop Spam from the Palmer United Party?

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Feb 3 09:45:32 AEDT 2014

>On 02/02/14 10:48, Dr Bob Jansen (in Korea) wrote:
>>  ... As far as I am aware, being a political party means they are
>>  outside the anti-spam legislation. ...

This is very much on-topic for link, surely.

There are plenty of outlines of the law, e.g.:

-   http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/sa200366/s3.html
     See Schedule 1 clause 3:

-   http://www.caslon.com.au/anzspamprofile.htm (3rd page)

See also 

Given that parliamentarians have prioritised their own self-interest 
over that of the public, countermeasures are needed.

I'd have thought that a set of rules could be devised that would 
identify political spam with a very low false-positive ratio.  Hasn't 
that been done in quite a few CompSci 2nd year assignments?  (If not, 
why not??).

We don't want such a rule-base implemented centrally.

But making it available in various formats for plugging into 
individuals' own filters would seem like a logical measure.

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