Australian Bishops’ Conference Endorse More Government Control of Internet to Stem “fake news”
Edit: I guess that means Catholic blogs are going to be shut down.
By Robin Gomes
Australia’s Catholic bishops on Tuesday launched a major statement on digital communications, calling on all levels of society to overcome the hatred, division and exploitation that occurs online. The statement was released in view of Australia’s Catholic Church’s Social Justice Sunday that will be observed on 29 September.
Entitled, “Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world”, the Social Justice Statement was launched in Sydney by Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, chairman of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice – Mission and Service.
Defending human dignity online
In the document, the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) says that governments, businesses and the broader community need to be more proactive in defending the dignity of people. It says everyone must work together to make the digital world a place of genuine human encounter. [Catholic clergy who preach on-line against sexual immorality?]
This promoter of globalism goes on to say:
The Australian bishops point out that it is becoming increasingly clear that digital platforms require wise governance and that international cooperation is required to achieve this. “The common good requires intervention, rather than leaving digital platforms to govern themselves.”
They also promote some kind of Net Neutrality:
As more and more essential services, such as banking, move online, the bishops say, “digital inclusion becomes mandatory for basic participation in society” and “our neighbours are not left by the side of the digital highway.”