In a stunning blow to the growingly theocratic Australian Government, the United States Government has officially raised concerns about Australia’s proposed internet filter.
According to Australian media reports, the U.S. State Department has “raised…concerns on this matter with Australian officials” through a formal diplomatic exchange.
The move by the United States to speak out against internet censorship in Australia adds Australia to a list of countries including Iran and China that the United States has targeted over freedom of speech online.
The news comes after major internet companies including Google and Yahoo spoke out against the Australian Government’s totalitarian censorship plans last week.
Both tech giants made submissions to the Australian Parliament arguing against the introduction of internet censorship on freedom of speech grounds.