Australia

Sep 24, 2012

Social media laws? It’s time to take a chill pill

Why Australia's technologically illiterate politicians and emotionally fragile sportsmen, with their calls for tough new laws to police social media, need to have a good lie down.

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster

Stilgherrian

Technology writer and broadcaster

If we still lacked evidence that Australia’s technologically illiterate politicians and emotionally fragile sportsmen, with their calls for tough new laws to police social media, needed a chill pill and a sense of perspective, the weekend provided plenty.

So many valuable journalistic resources have been expended these past few weeks to bring us the frightening news that the internet allows us to communicate with each other, and that some of that communication isn’t nice. Sometimes people even organise themselves into doing not-nice things as a group.

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2 thoughts on “Social media laws? It’s time to take a chill pill

  1. Pinklefty

    In a hysterical atmosphere sensible advice tends to get short shrift. Still, I’m glad you made the effort.

  2. khtagh

    One question, when are they arresting T Abbott for his nation wide incitement?

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