The Tweets The PM Says You Are NOT Allowed To See

Today it has become increasingly evident that Twitter is being actively┬ámonitored, 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 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:


Censored Tweets from @Kate3015

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:

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Censored tweets not visible to Australians

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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7 Comments for “The Tweets The PM Says You Are NOT Allowed To See”

  1. political press

    good stuff, i did a search for ‘@PMOPressOffice @Kate3015′ and got two screen grabs, the oz one says nothing found, the US one has lots of tweets. you are independently verified :) i think doing it this way makes it clear to people who aren’t so twitter savvy. now i can get outraged.

  2. @brianod12 it is evident that Twitter is actively monitored, filtered & censored at the request of the govt. #Auspol

  3. aussiedave

    I can see @Kate3015′s account and tweets to the twot Fabian PM using Exetel in Qld.

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