The Australian government’s proposed “misinformation/disinformation” bill targets everyday Australians, while exempting Anthony Albanese, his government, the mainstream media, and institutions like universities. All of these exempted entities have a well-documented history of spreading government-tied misinformation and disinformation.
The main target of the bill is independent/alternative and citizen media & journalists. Its intention is to punish anyone who dares to question the prevailing narrative of the day. The bill instructs “Big Tech” to exercise even more censorship than they already do, further eroding the limited protections provided by Australian laws.
There is still time to submit your feedback to the government and sign the many petitions opposing this attack on our fundamental rights.