Thirdly, the Libs have already got a line to exploit any anti-filtering vote and it was deployed within an hour of the release of Conroy’s report. It basically goes “The internet filter will not protect kids from nasty things on the net, but will instead give parents a false sense of security leading to the very outcomes that they are trying to prevent”.
Exactly. Any kid who doesn’t already know how to get around the nanny-filters at their school just isn’t interested in trying, and it won’t be any different with a filter like this. All that will happen is that child-pornographers and terrorists will optimise their content for people who want to access it using proxy systems to bypass the filter, and proxy systems are much harder for law enforcement to monitor and track, so this filter will actually result in fewer child pornographers and terrorists being stopped and prosecuted.
I feel safer already, how about you?