The Tweets The PM Says You Are NOT Allowed To See
Today it has become increasingly evident that Twitter is being actively monitored, filtered and censored at the request of the Australian Government. Now, the Prime Minister’s own “public record of communications via Twitter” @PMOPressOffice has been proven to be filtering anti-Labor comment, and suspending users that interact on that site.
As we have spoken of before, the litmus test of filtering in Australia is that the tweets are NOT VISIBLE to Australian-based internet users but can be seen if you are anywhere else in the world.
Which is a problem for the censors because polliter.com is an Australian political commentary site BASED IN THE US!
As an example, here is a series of Tweets posted by @Kate3015 just this morning. I can see these from the US:
But Australians will be unable to see these tweets. If you search for the Tweets from an Australian based location, you’ll see one half of the conversation from the middle tweet:
What can be the justification for such blatant abuse of free speech? What can the deniers and skeptics say now?
All that remains is the obvious question: why is the Federal Government censoring what you can say about this Government?
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