There has been a lot of talk in the media and on Twitter over the past week about protests, rallies and other events to stop the Government's mandatory Internet filter from ever becoming law. Electronic Frontiers Australia remains sceptical of the value and impact of those sorts of events. Rather, the most effective strategy is to apply pressure on our elected representatives, so that they know Australians are opposed to the filter and this issue will cost them votes, as well as the media, so that they give this issue the mainstream media coverage it deserves.
Accordingly, the Take Action page on the Open Internet website has been updated with ten proactive things you can do stop the filter, including lobbying a Lib, writing a letter to the editor, and calling talkback radio. Please visit the Take Action page and do as many of the activities as possible.
Also, please add yourself to our Supporter database and mark off when you have done one or all of these ten things, so that we can keep track of how our collective lobbying efforts are going. We will also post a weekly list of Open Internet Advocates, who are supporters who have marked off five or more of these things.
We need your support to apply pressure on Canberra and the media to stop the Government's mandatory Internet filter from ever becoming law. Do what you can do to help, and recruit as many other people as possible to our collective cause.