Mandatory Volunteering

Further on the Government reduction of red tape through the introduction of red tape comes this nugget from the AFR:

Digital platforms will also be required to develop another voluntary code regarding fake news and news quality which will be overseen by ACMA.

Required to developed a voluntary code.  Of course also compliance with the voluntary code will be required and enforced with by the same laws and regulators that required the development of the voluntary code.  Voluntarily of course.

Presumably the fake news requirements will also necessitate a ban on someone’s speech and opinion.  This being a mandatory voluntary requirement.

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11 Responses to Mandatory Volunteering

  1. feelthebern

    Digital platforms will also be required to develop another voluntary code regarding fake news and news quality which will be overseen by ACMA.

    What the actual fuck.
    Seriously, does ScoMo actually know what ACMA is or does & what they’ve delivered over the past decade?
    Sell ScoMo.

  2. Professor Fred Lenin

    I need three volunteers ,you ,you and you . Old Army thing .

  3. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The competition and consumer watchdog will have a new dedicated unit, with enforcement powers, to investigate the activities of digital platforms. Under the direction of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, the unit’s first priority will be inquiring into the tech companies’ advertising technology and algorithms.

    the algorithm isn’t the problem it’s the datasets they use to train the algorithms. xir pure communist

  4. RobK

    Voluntary codes inevitably end up as statute.

  5. Confused Old Misfit

    The platforms should volunteer to declare themselves either a common carrier or a publisher without any special carve outs to protect them.

  6. jupes

    Digital platforms will also be required to develop another voluntary code regarding fake news and news quality which will be overseen by ACMA.

    Words fail.

  7. thefrollickingmole

    The Royal navy had this down pat.

    From the 46th minute.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6w1pb3

  8. Tel

    I offer the voluntary code 42.

    What is the meaning? Can’t tell you, cos it’s code init?

  9. Chris M

    does ScoMo actually know what ACMA is or does

    I seem to recall Saddam executing a random smattering of public servants whenever there were issues, kept them alert and on their toes apparently.

  10. Bushkid

    Clearly, peak stupidity is still some way off.

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