Answer the following question in 500-600 words. You should provide at least 5 references.
Discuss the current federal government policy
on mandatory filtering of the internet. What are the arguments for and against it? How does this policy
relate to moral panics, if at all? This essay must only be about the Australian filter plan.
Some Background information:
?ISP filtering is a key component of the Australian Government?s
cyber-safety plan' (Australian Government
2010). ISP?s are seen as 'common Carriers?. They provide people with infrastructure to perform everyday activities. At the moment, ISP?s cannot be held accountable for people?s activities. ?Filtering of online material at the ISP level reflects the view that ISPs should take some responsibility for enabling the blocking of such content on the internet? (Australian Government
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