links for 2010-05-15

  • A very rough 1 minute mashup of an episode of QandA as experienced by a social media geek. Aim is to show 'normal people' what it is like to watch an episode while interacting via twitter and hopefully how powerful this experience can be when complex issues (like the internet filter) are being discussed.
  • We live under the illusion that governments can protect us from the evils of the world. But censoring the internet will have no effect on insulating us from these horrors. It's false security, comforting election-cycle rhetoric to convince fearful parents and scared teachers.
  • A audio and video recording of the IQ2 debate on internet censorship.
  • A debate about the Internet filters on Channel 7's Sunrise program is censored when Geordie Guy is told not to turn up.
  • In the 2008 budget the Labour government cut $2.8 million from the budget for the AFPs Online Child Sexual Exploit Team. But they think it is ok to waste $44 million on a mandatory filter that won't work.
  • …insert witty one liner
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