[LINK] ISP-level site-blocking of 'dangerous material'

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Sep 17 08:25:44 AEST 2019

On 26/8/19 8:55 am, Roger Clarke wrote:

> [What would you reckon are the chances ... use for purposes other
> than ... “crisis events”?]

I can't imagine our government wanting to censor content which is
inconvenient for them! ;-)

More seriously, hardly anyone sees the live-to-air streaming of attacks. 
It is the conventional media reporting on it afterwards, which turns a 
violent incident into terrorism.

There is no way to stop real-time, and near real time, material getting 
out, unless you are going to introduce a big brother AI monitoring 
system with hundred of thousands of staff checking constantly (as some 
countries have).

There is no way to stop all violent attacks. We need the media and 
government to act responsibly, and not do the terrorists work for them, 
by scaring the public when such incidents occur. Unfortunately such 
scare tactics make money for the media, and political capital for 

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