Estimating a Censorious Twit

About a week ago, eSafety censor Julie Inman Grant appeared before the Senate Environment and Communications Committee. The most notable (= most nauseating) exchanges are compiled in the video below, and Inman Grant’s entire performance is here (14:21 – 16:51). When watching, it is worth keeping in mind Inman Grant’s latest act of heavy-handed censorship, and Inman Grant’s recent chickening out of a Musk-brawl, which Inman Grant defends in a convenient brown-nosing interview. Previous posts on this censorious asshole are here and here.

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My Previous Post on Julie Inman Grant

A (friendly)* lawyer advised me that I should delete my previous post on Censorship Commissar, Julie Inman Grant. I question the concerns, but he is a lawyer and I am not, so I have deleted the post. I believe it is safe to say I think Inman Grant is extraordinarily dangerous, and I am appalled by her heavy-handed and self-righteous censorship. My previous posts on Inman Grant are here, here and here. Continue reading “My Previous Post on Julie Inman Grant”

Misinformation and the Eulering Of Nate Silver

Sometimes it seems that there is no choice but to write a post.

Last week, Australia’s censorship asshole was back in the news. Julie Inman Grant and her team of goons have a new report out, which Inman Grant announced with a predictable warning of “a perfect storm” of online hate. Fair enough: I, for one, loathe this woman and am happy to declare it online. Or in person. Or by post. Or by carrier pigeon, if that’s all that’s going. Inman Grant’s hysterical message never really changes, however, and my loathing for her never really changes, so I decided to spare readers a new post. But then I stumbled upon a Twitter battle between Nate Silver and a misinformation guru. Still no reason to post: Twitter clowns are in plague proportions, of course. But then then I saw that the misinformation clown had decided to go in for a little Eulering. That was too much, and here we are. Continue reading “Misinformation and the Eulering Of Nate Silver”

Twitter Deals With a Censorious Twit

A couple day ago we wrote about the Federal Government’s new, insidious plan to legislate on “misinformation and disinformation”. That distracted us from our writing about insidious legislation already in place, and the insidious nature of its recent application. Here we go.

Last week, Twitter was hit with a “demand” from Julie Inman Grant, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. Fanfared with an eSafety media release, a “Twitter must come clean” sermon from Inman Grant herself, and a predictably gullible SMH puff piece from champion stenographer, Jordan Baker, the demand was in form of a legal notice, “seeking information about what the social media giant is doing to tackle online hate on the platform”. Continue reading “Twitter Deals With a Censorious Twit”