South Australia Bans Anonymous Online Commentary

The South Australian Government passed a Bill late last year which makes it illegal during election time to post political views on a blog or comment without also including a name and address. The bill came into effect on 6 January, but only governs the weeks after a writ has been issued authorising an election, and only content affecting South Australian politicians. It attempts to stop people from not taking responsibility for posts which could sway public opinions on the election. And it lasted until Attorney-General Michael Atkinson moved to immediately repeal the controversial laws which sparked an outcry over censorship of the internet

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