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Federal Court Shuts Down E-Safety Commissioner Attack On Free Speech
13 May 2024

Federal Court Shuts Down E-Safety Commissioner Attack On Free Speech

“Today’s ruling of the Federal Court denying the e-Safety Commissioner’s application to extend an injunction on X highlights the dramatic, ideologically driven over-reach by Julie Inman Grant,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, Federal Court Justice Geoffrey Kennett denied the eSafety Commissioner’s application to extend an injunction forcing Twitter/X to hide footage of
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Elon Musk Giveth, And Elon Musk Taketh Away
4 November 2022

Elon Musk Giveth, And Elon Musk Taketh Away

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 4 November 2022 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. Back in the lockdown days, around the time I started fiddling around with cryptocurrency,
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Censorship Is The Real Threat To Twitter, Not Elon Musk
28 April 2022

Censorship Is The Real Threat To Twitter, Not Elon Musk

If politicians around the world have their way, it won’t be the owner of the company deciding what can be said on the platform but state social media censors. This week Elon Musk bought Twitter for $US44 billion ($62 billion). Depending on the day-to-day fluctuations of Tesla’s share price, the world’s richest person, the 50-year old Musk, is worth at least $US200
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Banning Donald Trump From Twitter, Facebook Undermines Public Debate
12 January 2021

Banning Donald Trump From Twitter, Facebook Undermines Public Debate

Donald Trump has been banned from Twitter as well as Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat. This came after a violent mob stormed the United States Capitol last week, desecrating key symbols of the republic. Many are celebrating the social media bans. But, just because the companies can remove Trump does not necessarily mean they should. There is merit in discussing the
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The Outrage Mob Is Out To Get Folau
12 April 2019

The Outrage Mob Is Out To Get Folau

The outrage mob is out in force following rugby star Israel Folau’s latest social media comments. The mob wants to more than disagree with Folau’s opinion, as is our right in a free society. It wants to ban him from expressing it, which is totalitarian. On Wednesday, a Rugby Australia spokesman branded Folau’s comments about sexuality and religion “unacceptable”, and
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Rita Panahi Fires Off On Harvey Weinstein, Political Elites And The Twitter Swamp
16 October 2017

Rita Panahi Fires Off On Harvey Weinstein, Political Elites And The Twitter Swamp

Herald Sun columnist Rita Panahi joined the Young IPA Podcast to discuss a wide range of issues. Here are some of the highlights. Listen to the full interview on iTunes, Soundcloud and our website. And make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!   Harvey Weinstein “To me, he is the poster child for the creepy male feminist.
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