The children don’t need big brother

I’ve written before about Australia’s plans to censor the internet. The country’s communication minister, Stephen Conroy – whom I met some months ago in Sydney and seemed sweet and reasonable as pie but clearly didn’t truly understand the nature of effective public relations or free speech – has been justly awarded an internet villain award. Well deserved.

Global Voices Advocacy rounds-up the latest news and finds that even many child-protection groups are now opposing the plan, saying it simply won’t protect kids from hardcore pornography.

So who is supposed to be protected now?

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