Australia’s Proposed Mis/Disinformation Bill Much Worse Than Feared

Last Sunday Australia’s Communications Minister Michelle Rowland released draft legislation aimed at empowering the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to compel social media companies to take down “harmful fake news” under the threat of millions in fines.

Public consultation has now opened for the Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023 with any Australian able to make a submission until Sunday, August 6.

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The Complexity of Complex Entity Ban | Report from Tiger Mountain

In this episode of the Report, Richard discusses another escalation in social media censorship. Specifically the Complexity of Complex Entity Ban where you are not banned from Facebook for 30 days but ‘restricted’ from joining groups or posting to pages. This latest escalation correlated with the US Presidential Election in both the lead-up and aftermath.


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Pauline: The People’s Princess

This episode of the Report focuses on One Nation leader Pauline Hanson who Richard refers to as the Australian People’s Princess being banned from appearing on Channel Nine’s Today Show. This was over comments she made about drug dependence and English language skills issues the locked down residents on Melbourne’s public housing towers had. Richard sees the Hanson ban as another example of conservatives being silence by the mainstream media.

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