Rules for thee, not for me.
It is no coincidence that governments all round the world just happen to be bringing in new laws to combat 'misinformation'. They are, in fact, all working in lockstep on a plan devised by the WEF, to crack-down on dissent.
Canada, the EU, Britain, New Zealand, and Australia have forced through the bills. Of course, they're don't call them what they really are, preferring to use Orwellian doublespeak to make them appear to be something they are not. In Britain it's called the 'Online Safety Bill' and is promoted as being there to protect children from 'harmful content' but in reality is designed to specifically stop you from hearing thoughts, evidence or opinion that the government doesn't like.
In the last three years it has been those same governments who have been guilty of spreading the most misinformation: Covid-19 was a deadly virus, masks worked, vaccines were safe and effective to name three. Now, those same governments are exempting themselves from their own laws.
The Albanese administration has announced that it is excluded from its own laws online.
This exemption, which would allow government messages to bypass these stringent regulations, was questioned by Independent Senator David Pocock. He questioned why governmental communications should remain unexamined when content from other entities would be under scrutiny. To many, the exemption smells suspiciously like a double standard, allowing the government to avoid the very accountability they seek to impose on others. “It would not ‘pass the pub test’ for the exemption to stand when the laws were eventually introduced,” Senator Pocock remarked.
The exemption almost guarantees that the political establishment is untouchable. Anything even remotely critical of their administration will be labelled 'misinformation' and blocked from circulation.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Carol Brown rushed to defend the exemption, stating that it is intended to prevent critical emergency communications from the government being accidentally removed by social media platforms.
Special Minister of State Don Farrell, who oversees electoral matters, conveyed the complexity of the issue. “It’s a difficult topic,” he admitted. The balance between preserving free speech and battling misinformation is indeed a delicate one. Senator Farrell remarked, “You don’t want to stop free speech in this country, and we do want people to be able to express their views, even if you consider them crazy and so forth.”