Will The Filter Influence Your Election Vote?

Despite being deferred, mandatory filtering remains a key government policy and one that’s likely to feature heavily in tech-centric discussions of the forthcoming election. But will it make a difference to your vote?

Lifehacker readers have been pretty vocal about opposing the filter ever since it was announced, but back when that happened an election wasn’t looming. Gizmodo’s Fight The Filter campaign will be running a Day Of Action on August 13, but ahead of that I’m interested in a simpler question: will policies surrounding filtering and censorship affect the way you vote?

The same poll is being featured on multiple technology sites around Australia, which will give us some idea of how important this issue is to the tech-savvy. Cast your vote below, and explain your reasoning in the comments.

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