Australian eSafety commissioner Julie Inman raised eyebrows on Monday, telling the World Economic Forum that there needs to be a “recalibration” of free speech.
“We are finding ourselves in a place where we have increasing polarization everywhere, and everything feels binary when it doesn’t need to be — so I think we’re going to have to think about a recalibration of a whole range of human rights that are playing out online – from freedom of speech, to be free from online violence. Or the right of data protection, to the right of child dignity,” whatever that last part means.
The response to Inman’s Orwellian comments were about what one might expect.
Recalibrate this: fuck off. Fuck all the way off, then keep fucking off until you don't think you can possibly fuck off any more.
— The Truth About Guns (@guntruth) May 23, 2022
Well that didn’t take long. Censorship in Australia coming right up, Mr Albanese?
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific