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Flat White

2024 or 1984?

29 February 2024

9:55 PM

29 February 2024

9:55 PM

The Misinformation and Disinformation Bill, introduced this year, paves the way towards a 1984 totalitarian reality where foreign organisations find themselves involved in regulating Australia’s free speech.

Signatories to the Australian Code of Practice on Disinformation and Misinformation launched in 2021 included Adobe, Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft, Redbubble, TikTok, and Twitter.

Some of the signatories to the Code have been criticised in the past for their relationship and business deals with the Chinese Communist Party, while others, such as TikTok’s parent company ByteDance, are based in China.

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