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Censors Enthroned: Australia’s  Misinformation and Disinformation Bill. The Sirens should be going off. 

Censors Enthroned: Australia’s Misinformation and Disinformation Bill. The Sirens should be going off. 

By Binoy Kampmark: Michael West Media Should the government decide what news is appropriate and what is not for its people? The heralded arrival of the Internet caused flutters of enthusiasm, streaks of heart-felt hope. Unregulated, and supposedly all powerful, an information medium never before seen on such scale could be used to liberate mind ...
Australian Media reactions to Carlson vs Putin

Australian Media reactions to Carlson vs Putin

From Jorg Probst’s Think For Yourself Blog It was without a doubt the interview of the year. On 6 February 2024, US journalist Tucker Carlson talked with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Even more fascinating than the 2-hour conversation itself was how the media reported on this event. Swiss peace researcher Daniele Ganser analysed how ...
Australia’s Orwellian Named eSafety Commissioner will force Big Tech to Scan photos, emails

Australia’s Orwellian Named eSafety Commissioner will force Big Tech to Scan photos, emails

From TOTT News Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, who is a regular at the World Economic Forum’s annual Davos event, will enforce her powers to develop mandatory online scanning standards for tech companies. Tech giants will be forced to scan emails, online photo libraries, cloud storage accounts, and dating sites of Aussies for “illegal content”, ...
Most people still think of tech companies as free-enterprise rebels. Billions of Dollars in Government Contracts Prove it’s just Not True. 

Most people still think of tech companies as free-enterprise rebels. Billions of Dollars in Government Contracts Prove it’s just Not True. 

From Jeffrey Tucker: Brownstone Institute In the 1990s and for years into our century, it was common to ridicule the government for being technologically backwards. We were all gaining access to fabulous things, including webs, apps, search tools, and social media. But governments at all levels were stuck in the past using IBM mainframes and large ...
He Governs Best Who Governs Least

He Governs Best Who Governs Least

Civil Disobedience: The Ten Best Quotes of Henry David Thoreau Although the essay was written 168 years ago, the subject of Civil Disobedience is more relevant than ever. As people debate the scope of government power in regards to Covid-19 lockdowns, some are openly defying the law. Henry David Thoreau believed that it was not only proper ...
The Australian War on Vapes: An Absurd Rejection of a Healthier Alternative

The Australian War on Vapes: An Absurd Rejection of a Healthier Alternative

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Two NSW police officers recently approached a 13-year-old boy vaping outside a Coles supermarket in the NSW town of Deniliquin, and, as he stood right beside his mother and another youth, one officer ordered him to hand over his “vapes” or they were “going to have to use force”. The officer said it ...
Australia to Face an Honest Covid Inquiry

Australia to Face an Honest Covid Inquiry

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: Brownstone Institute In 19 October, the Australian Senate agreed to hold an inquiry under the auspices of its Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee into proper terms of reference for a Covid Royal Commission to be established in 2024. An impressive alliance of groups sceptical of the Australian federal and state ...
The unlawful COVID sham falls apart completely

The unlawful COVID sham falls apart completely

TOTT NEWS From vaccine mandates being declared unlawful across the board, to studies showing increases in disorders, the truth is completely out in the open now. It seems the COVID narrative is completely falling apart now, and this can be seen with a range of news stories recently being released that bring no further doubt to the so-called ...
Billionaires are building bunkers and buying islands. Prepping for the apocalypse – or pioneering a new feudalism?

Billionaires are building bunkers and buying islands. Prepping for the apocalypse – or pioneering a new feudalism?

Katherine Guinness, Grant Bollmer, and Tom Doig, The University of Queensland In December 2023, WIRED reported that Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire CEO of Meta and one of the foremost architects of today’s social-media-dominated world, has been buying up large swathes of the Hawaiian island Kauai. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are ...

Censors Enthroned: Australia’s Misinformation and Disinformation Bill. The Sirens should be going off. 

Censors Enthroned: Australia’s  Misinformation and Disinformation Bill. The Sirens should be going off. 
By Binoy Kampmark: Michael West Media Should the government decide what news is appropriate and what is not for its people? The heralded arrival of the Internet caused flutters of enthusiasm, streaks of heart-felt hope. Unregulated, and supposedly all powerful, an information medium never before seen on such scale could be used to liberate mind ...

Australian Media reactions to Carlson vs Putin

Australian Media reactions to Carlson vs Putin
From Jorg Probst’s Think For Yourself Blog It was without a doubt the interview of the year. On 6 February 2024, US journalist Tucker Carlson talked with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Even more fascinating than the 2-hour conversation itself was how the media reported on this event. Swiss peace researcher Daniele Ganser analysed how ...

Australia’s Orwellian Named eSafety Commissioner will force Big Tech to Scan photos, emails

Australia’s Orwellian Named eSafety Commissioner will force Big Tech to Scan photos, emails
From TOTT News Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, who is a regular at the World Economic Forum’s annual Davos event, will enforce her powers to develop mandatory online scanning standards for tech companies. Tech giants will be forced to scan emails, online photo libraries, cloud storage accounts, and dating sites of Aussies for “illegal content”, ...

Most people still think of tech companies as free-enterprise rebels. Billions of Dollars in Government Contracts Prove it’s just Not True. 

Most people still think of tech companies as free-enterprise rebels. Billions of Dollars in Government Contracts Prove it’s just Not True. 
From Jeffrey Tucker: Brownstone Institute In the 1990s and for years into our century, it was common to ridicule the government for being technologically backwards. We were all gaining access to fabulous things, including webs, apps, search tools, and social media. But governments at all levels were stuck in the past using IBM mainframes and large ...

He Governs Best Who Governs Least

He Governs Best Who Governs Least
Civil Disobedience: The Ten Best Quotes of Henry David Thoreau Although the essay was written 168 years ago, the subject of Civil Disobedience is more relevant than ever. As people debate the scope of government power in regards to Covid-19 lockdowns, some are openly defying the law. Henry David Thoreau believed that it was not only proper ...

The Australian War on Vapes: An Absurd Rejection of a Healthier Alternative

The Australian War on Vapes: An Absurd Rejection of a Healthier Alternative
By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Two NSW police officers recently approached a 13-year-old boy vaping outside a Coles supermarket in the NSW town of Deniliquin, and, as he stood right beside his mother and another youth, one officer ordered him to hand over his “vapes” or they were “going to have to use force”. The officer said it ...

Australia to Face an Honest Covid Inquiry

Australia to Face an Honest Covid Inquiry
By Professor Ramesh Thakur: Brownstone Institute In 19 October, the Australian Senate agreed to hold an inquiry under the auspices of its Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee into proper terms of reference for a Covid Royal Commission to be established in 2024. An impressive alliance of groups sceptical of the Australian federal and state ...

The unlawful COVID sham falls apart completely

The unlawful COVID sham falls apart completely
TOTT NEWS From vaccine mandates being declared unlawful across the board, to studies showing increases in disorders, the truth is completely out in the open now. It seems the COVID narrative is completely falling apart now, and this can be seen with a range of news stories recently being released that bring no further doubt to the so-called ...

Billionaires are building bunkers and buying islands. Prepping for the apocalypse – or pioneering a new feudalism?

Billionaires are building bunkers and buying islands. Prepping for the apocalypse – or pioneering a new feudalism?
Katherine Guinness, Grant Bollmer, and Tom Doig, The University of Queensland In December 2023, WIRED reported that Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire CEO of Meta and one of the foremost architects of today’s social-media-dominated world, has been buying up large swathes of the Hawaiian island Kauai. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are ...