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Now it’s ScoMo’s Ministry of Truth

Why are the Liberals silencing free speech?

2 April 2022

9:00 AM

2 April 2022

9:00 AM

The Morrison government’s plans to give regulators new powers to crack down on online speech is an authoritarian and dangerous policy that could just as easily have come from a Labor/Greens government.

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher recently announced the federal government will be rubber stamping a request from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (Acma) to be given new powers to force Big Tech companies to control the dissemination of ‘harmful’ disinformation on their platforms.

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Morgan Begg is the Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs

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