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 February 21, 2015  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

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.

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“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.”

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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?

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