About Mandatory Internet Filtering

Mandatory Internet Filtering has been proposed as a way to supposedly prevent the exploitation of women by preventing or, at least controlling, access to pornography. It is presumed that (1) all pornography is degrading to women; and (2) that mandatory filtering will end or, at least, drastically reduce the availability of pornography. Given the increase in the trafficking of heroin and other illegal drugs after the decades long "War on Drugs", it seems no less likely that a ban on Internet pornography will be end of pornography. Rather, it will make it more costly and give more business opportunities for gangsters as has occurred with narcotics drugs as a result of its criminalisation.

Links to web-sites and pages about Internet Filtering



(23/7/14) includes YouTube
(10/7/14) by Bryan McDonald
(12/3/13, includes video),
(12/3/13, includes video),

From , Candobetter

The articles below describe attempts by the Australian government to use the claim, that all pornography degraded and exploited women, as a pretext to give the government power to filter all of our Internet usage. The government came much closer to success than it otherwise would have been able to, as a result of support for Internet Freedom by , author of "Silencing Dissent" (2007). They no doubt counted that vocal support from an ostensible supporter of free speech would reassure many who would otherwise be concerned about an attempt by government to control the flow of information through the Internet. The proposal aroused furious public opposition. Articles about this on include:

(22/8/09) by James Sinnamon, (21/8/09) by , (7/5/09) by Catherine Manning, (2/12/08), (21/8/09), a press release by Greens Senator

The outcome, as described in the Wikipedia article , is somewhat ambiguous. Much of the flow of Internet traffic is still free, but some is also subject to filtering and a number of web-sites have been by the Federal Government. The Federal Liberal/National coalition government which had previously voted down attempts by Labor Senator Stephen Conroy to introduce the filter, now appears to be moving towards mandatory filtering. For further information, please see the of . Articles include:

(6/9/13), (6/9/13), (5/6/13), (31/5/13), (28/5/13), (17/5/13), (16/5/13), (11/9/12), (27/5/11), (3/2/11).


includes YouTube

Appendix: articles about the United States' alleged "war on drugs"

– Global Research (Jun 2014), (May 2014) – RT, – RT Op-Edge (Apr 2014), – Global Research (Sep 2006), (Apr 2014) – VoltaireNet, – Information Clearing House (22/3/14) , (6/3/14) on – re-published from , (Nov 2013), (Oct 2013) – Global Research, (May 2010) – Global Research, – Global Research (Apr 2007), – VoltaireNet, by F. William Engdahl, (21/9/06) by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, , .

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