Anonymous political comment illegal in Tasmania
Wednesday February 24th 2010, 3:44 pm

Seems that anonymous political comment is illegal in Tassie. Just as ill informed and unenforcible as Atkinson’s identically stupid law in SA.

What interest have government got in any political commenter’s identity, beyond retribution? If government don’t like a particular point of view, they can rebut. The answer to speech you don’t agree with is more speech, not repression through a chilling effect.

Anonymous political comment not just legal but a constitutionally protected form of speech in the USA (see Talley v California, 1960). Why is it any different in Australia’s liberal democracy?

When will Australian politicians FINALLY get a grip on the idea that control of internet content is beyond them?

You in Tassie? Want to discuss political matters anonymously? Feel free to post here on mgk.

-weez


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Not in Tassie but Anna Bligh issued bleetings about censoring Facebook this week here in Qld. As disgusting as some people are on social networking sites, it’s hilarious how seriously people treat anonymous posts to any internet entity. The enormity of the world wide web is lost on politicians and middle class couch spuds.

Comment by Tony 02.26.10 @ 8:51 pm



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