Australian Human Rights Commission Attempts To Block Encylopedia Dramatica

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Ken Eakins writes on Sitting Now:

Here we go again …

The Australian Human Rights Commission has threatened legal action against a widely read but controversial US-based website over an article that encourages racial hatred against Aborigines.

But online rights group Electronic Frontiers Australia said trying to stamp out the deplorable content would only create the “Streisand” effect, whereby an attempt to censor online content only brings more attention to it.

The same page was in the news in January when, in a rare move, Google Australia agreed to remove links to the article from its search engine following legal action from Aboriginal man Steve Hodder-Watt.

Once again ED is attacked, and once again people miss the point of the site.

The Internet really is srs bsns.

(more @ Sydney Herald)

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  • penisPENIS

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  • SoyLecithin

    Who cares if they have an article poking fun at Australian Aboriginals? I'm Italian and they have several articles that say horrible things about my people, but I just laugh along with everyone else. They make fun of whites, blacks, asians, conservatives, liberals, christians and atheists all the same. It's OBVIOUSLY satire!

  • Anonymous

    The way this works is an appeal is made to a bogus sense of Australian ‘decency’. By doing this even the people who think and speak like the ED page in their daily lives would support such a move- they wouldn’t want to be seen as racist; after all – they’re just having a laugh.

    It’s not dissimilar to the net filtering bullshit where proponents of it declare any challenge to it as being is support of pedos. The opposition is smeared and the issue is marred before you can even debate issues of free speech.

  • dumbsaint

    The way this works is an appeal is made to a bogus sense of Australian 'decency'. By doing this even the people who think and speak like the ED page in their daily lives would support such a move- they wouldn't want to be seen as racist; after all – they're just having a laugh.

    It's not dissimilar to the net filtering bullshit where proponents of it declare any challenge to it as being is support of pedos. The opposition is smeared and the issue is marred before you can even debate issues of free speech.

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