| Australia switches off jihadwatch.org
| Sunday, May 19, 2019
Jihad Watch : *update, I have had no new notices of blocks in Australia, with many reporting no issues now, but please keep use.opendns.com bookmarked if this happens again, original article below.*
Today I had a couple of reports that this site was not accessible in
Australia. They started in early morning, so I suspect that something
We know that the majority of internet service
providers in both Australia and New Zealand had started a month ago,
described here at privateinternetaccess.com as “ISPs in AU and NZ start censoring the internet without legal precedent”. Initially it was only sites that had hosted the shootings in Christchurch, and was reported to be only temporary.
In New Zealand, mobile internet service providers take it upon themselves to enact censorship
Starting over the weekend, Spark NZ, Vodafone NZ, and Vocus NZ were
the three New Zealand ISPs that have taken it upon themselves to block
these sites. On their part, the ISPs and smartphone network providers
are claiming that these are only temporary blocks. Temporary blocks that
have lasted multiple days – more than long enough to change people’s’
browsing habits. Even the perpetrators of this censorship are aware how
unprecedented it is. Geoff Thorn, a chief executive at New Zealand
Telecommunications Forum (TCF), commented to CIO:
This site and none of it’s authors have ever advocated violence as a
solution, and commenters that do are actively removed, and it was never
even suggested that the site host or link to the footage of the
shooting. They lied, they expanded the censorship and it’s no longer looking
temporary. Only a couple of days ago the Daily Mail quantified the
damage that Google is doing with their biased algorithm here. It’s a death by a thousand cuts, and they get deeper with every slash.
So that’s where we are today, Jihad Watch has again become a victim
of fascist censorship, a whole continent blocked from hearing any
opposing views of Islam or discussion of jihad. The narrative will be in
the hands of big tech and those in power.
The blocking method they have used is very low tech, and thankfully
for now easily bypassed.
Ten years ago I was sharing this link with
dissidents in Iran and family in Turkey. use.opendns.com or if that’s blocked just these numbers in a browser 188.8.131.52
provides instructions on how to bypass this method of censorship. Keep
them handy, the free internet is getting much smaller at a faster pace,
so you never know when you might need them.
This is often the first
method that fascist regimes use to censor the internet. Once they get
comfortable with it, such as China, North Korea and Iran, they have more
aggressive censorship methods, but that takes time to deploy.
Read it all here.......................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 12:27 PM