The recent hoohar in Australia over the Logie night Tweets of Catherine Deveney brings into sharp focus the challenges that lay ahead in attempts at so-called “filtering” the web.
The elephant in the room is web censorship. For so long it’s been obvious that as each day and minute passes more and more material is posted. How can it be filtered? Posters and hosters will just keep moving the content around to defy URL tracking and blacklisting. It will be a “war” that will not be won.
Where does the so-called censorship stop? How many steps will we be from a dictatorial state that says what we can see and read?
The breadth of the challenge in getting “filtering” to find general acceptance is broader than the Internet itself!