Why internet filtering laws are a terrible idea

Why internet filtering laws are a terrible idea
Taking the Christchurch mosque attacker's postings off the internet doesn't require internet filtering.
Peter Griffin
The saving grace of our government’s largely hands-off approach to regulating the internet is that it hasn’t, so far, resorted to widespread internet filtering to keep us safe from ‘objectionable content’.Yes, there’s the Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System, managed by the Department of Internal Affairs designed to block access to child pornography. But that deals with the worst content imaginable. While it’s a voluntary scheme, the internet providers have been unified in their efforts to su...

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