Ben Knight reports:
The Attorney-General, George Brandis, has announced a program to combat terrorist propaganda on the internet, including real-time monitoring of social media, at a White House summit in Washington on countering violent extremism.
“They will include an active takedown of terrorist websites and terrorist postings, and also funding of civil society organisations to establish counter-narratives to combat and contest terrorist narratives that are being mediated online.”
Senator Brandis said Australia would treat jihadist propaganda on the internet the same way it treats child pornography – monitoring social media sites and taking down offensive material.
Read more on ABC (AU).
So when the jihadists take control and start taking down any pro-democracy or pro-free speech statements, who will be the first to call “foul!” Where is that line going to be drawn in determining what is a “terrorist” posting and what is protected speech?