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There’s been some words said about HungryBeast’s survey on the Australian Internet Filter, that the questions asked were skewed. That may very well be true, but I really can’t see how one could survey the topic without skewing results. The topic is so highly emotive.

I can’t help but think of this old chestnut about taking polls. Whilst the topic is National Service, it could quite as easily apply to censorship.

The question that comes to my mind is: Where is the survey ‘Open Internet‘ lobby bases their lobby work upon? Be buggered if I can see it on their site. Much public policy created these days is done on an ‘evidence basis’. Without evidence of many people supporting the Open Internet cause, I cannot possibly see how one could change people’s minds. Well, depends. Does the cause merely want to defeat legislation or educate the wider population on responsible ‘net usage so that similar legislation isn’t proposed again.


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