The emerging Baptists-and-bootleggers coalition of Nicola Roxon on one side and a bunch of ‘slebs, thugby leaguers and their publicists on the other is depressing enough, even more so as it is being publicly backed by the Daily Telegraph, an organisation that has some stake in preserving free and controversial speech:
Attorney-General Nicola Roxon is also behind the campaign: “Cyber bullying is reprehensible and has no place in our society.
“What we need is strong co-operation from governments, law enforcement and the community. But we also need the assistance of US-based social networks.” …
Police have confirmed they have limited ability to seek the identities or IP addresses of anonymous abusers from the US-based Twitter, which has fought subpoenas in America when asked for information about users.
It is allowing anonymous trolls to break the law and abuse their victims without fear of being prosecuted by Australian authorities.
What’s worse is that according to the Tele’s website, there’s now only one legitimate opinion on the matter:
In Soviet Russia, opinion poll take you!
Politicians would suffer greatly with anti cyberbully laws and people love revenge, but the civilized folk call that a boycott.
People really need to harden up.