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It appears that the government wants to provide internet CENSORSHIP (not filtering) by maintaining a secret blacklist. It is all very well to say it is to protect the children, but the filters have all been shown not to work and not to block all undesirable material. So we have a situation where the parents are lulled into a false sense of security by the filter, and stop monitoring their child's internet use. The filter also does exactly nothing against the predators who use sites like facebook and chat rooms to groom their prey. I suggest implementing a filter will increase the opportunities for these sick individuals to carry out their pedophilia. At the same time we are talking about accidentally blocking legitimate sites. In a period of economic downturn do we really want to see some small net based businesses blacklisted and going broke? Thanks but no thanks.
Topic: Minister Tanner's welcome
Document ID: 95010 | Last modified: 2 October 2013, 6:06pm