ACMA is having new powers granted to it. The intention is to stop people like me and you from sharing verified data. Let’s turn the tables by using these powers to stop the government from lying!
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is one of the many alphabet organisations that is supposed to ensure that our rights are protected but instead, they simply work to protect government liars and their corporate sponsors.
In January 2023, ACMA was granted new powers to prevent online ‘misinformation’ described on their website as:
Misinformation can include:
- made-up news articles
- doctored images and videos
- false information shared on social media
- scam advertisements.
Misinformation can pose a risk to the health and safety of individuals, as well as society more generally. We have seen this with misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and 5G technology.
Some misinformation is deliberately spread – this is called disinformation – to cause confusion and undermine trust in governments or institutions. It is also used to attract users to webpages for financial gain, where they may click on ads or be lured into financial scams.
But not all misinformation is deliberately spread to cause harm. Sometimes users share misinformation without realising it.
Previously, ACMA was a paper tiger without any powers to change or charge. Now, in the time of COVID corruption, that is about to change: