Aussie Internet Filter Delayed, Mate
Posted on Jul 9, 2010
The implementation of a national Internet filter in Australia, hilariously dubbed the “Clean Feed,” has been postponed as “sections of the community” continue to criticize the extent to which the filter would block content. —JCL
Al Jazeera English:
The Australian government has postponed its plans to introduce a national internet filter that has been criticised as web censorship.
Stephen Conroy, the communications minister, said on Friday that introduction of the “Clean Feed” filter would be delayed for a review of what material should come under the initiative.
“Some sections of the community have expressed concern about whether the range of material included in the Refused Classification [RC] category, under the National Classification Scheme, correctly reflects current community standards,” Conroy said in a statement.
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The “Clean Feed” Internet filter aims to restrict public access to things like child pornography.