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Twitter Files Extra: The Covid Censorship Requests of Australia's Department of Home Affairs
A new piece on Racket and a short Twitter thread
#TwitterFiles reveal Australia was an enthusiastic member of the global censorship club during the Corona crisis.
Racket has unearth 18 emails from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) requesting 222 tweets be taken down. Jokes and information that later turned out to be true were frequently included in the censorship requests, which came from the “Social Cohesion Division” of the DHA’s “Extremism Insights and Communication” office.
Tweet thread: https://twitter.com/NAffects/status/1661104541004079107
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DHA oversees Australia’s national security, law enforcement, border control and the country’s lead intelligence agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO).
Racket has just published a new piece of mine detailing some of that censorship. Read on:
And Matt Taibbi’s take