Saturday 17 July 2010

Bring on the Labor government's internet filter, and you'll look a right Turkey

In May 2007, Turkey began censoring the internet, with the same ideals as Stephen Conroy's proposal, sites that included child pornography, online gambling sites, information on recreational drugs and those which insult the country’s founding father.

Gizmodo reports that today over 6,000 sites have been blocked, including YouTube and parts of Google.

According to Wikipedia, other blocked sites in Turkey include: Youporn, The Pirate Bay, Megaupload, Deezer, Virb, Dailymotion, Google Groups, Tagged, Netlog, Slide, GeoCities, CareerBuilder, Alibaba, ShoutCast and, a popular blogging site.

As Gizmodo says, Australia is not Turkey, but it’s interesting to hear that the Eastern European country’s filter began as an attempt to stop similar types of content from being accessed.

"Which makes it all the more important that we stand up and fight the filter now, before it’s introduced to parliament," they say.

Fight the Filter! Here's the report on Al Jazeera...

1 comment:

Alison Alloway said...

There is a filter already in place as I have mentioned previously. The real issue is seeing how easily and effortlessly the population is being duped by political chicanery. What's that saying? "It's easy to fool some of the people......"