Senator Stephen Conroy seems to be in two minds about his much-reviled mandatory Internet filter. Despite spearheading the proposal, Conroy’s web site is using a script to deliberately make sure that no reference to filtering appears in the tag cloud on the main page.
Andrew Ramadge at News.com.au reports on the astonishing tactic, which means that one of Conroy’s main policies is effectively ignored on his own site, and which was first uncovered by a reader at the Whirlpool broadband forum. The tactic raises the obvious question: if there’s nothing amiss in the filtering plan, why go out of the way to conceal references to it? While that could be seen as just an early example of censorship in action, it looks ridiculous either way.