The government of Australia has apparently lost it’s frakking mind. It has a secret list of nearly 1400 sites that can get Australian website owners fined $11K (AUD) for linking to them and there’s now a report out that the number of censored sites could expand to 10K.
Already, a significant portion of the 1370-site Australian blacklist – 506 sites – would be classified R18+ and X18+, which are legal to view but would be blocked for everyone under the proposal. The Government has said it was considering expanding the blacklist to 10,000 sites and beyond.
Australia has its crazies just like the rest of us, but this is something you expect out of a place like Saudi, not a western democracy such as Australia.