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Australia flirts with “ID to use social media” law

Australia flirts with “ID to use social media” law

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Show your ID to use social media? Australia hints at new plans.

Show your ID to use social media? Australia hints at new plans.

Australia is considering the privacy-invasive proposals to curb “hate speech” and more.

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Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
April 8, 2021

Facebook has already adopted this rule, albeit not (yet) officially. FB disabled my account (for violating their unspecified “community standards”) and demanded I send them a photocopy of either my driver’s license or my passport. As I refused to do that, FB permanently disabled my account. So I suspect that FB started this idea, and managed to persuade Australia to implement it to turn it into a law. Btw I didn’t bully anyone, and I consistently blocked those who bullied me because I am interested into exchanges of ideas, not into hate.

Amber Dekstris
Amber Dekstris
April 8, 2021

How is it a terrible idea? Social media is one of the worst things to happen in the last few decades. But this idea won’t happen and social media will be unaffected.

Last edited 3 months ago by Amber Dekstris
javabike
javabike
April 9, 2021

100 points of ID to a social media will increase ID theft. The 100 points allows them to gain access to your bank accounts, etc. It is a big issue.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  javabike
April 10, 2021

javabike – that’s only one of the reason I refused to send FB my ID. It would be easy for them to duplicate my driver’s license and empty my bank account. But a copy of my passport would make it possible to also duplicate and sell to anyone willing to pay. Can you imagine what someone with a fake passport in my name could do? All you need to remember is that the only reason Saudi Arabia was blamed for 9/11 was that Saudi passports were found at the site, in pristine condition between the pulverized concrete dust and melted… Read more »

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