This blog is a sister blog to “Broadbanned Revolution – fight the philterphiles that be.”
The intention of this blog is to have one post for each fallacy in the Australian Mandatory ISP filtering debate. Sometimes the argument will be put forth directly in the blog, but in other cases, I will simply link to the best expositions of the fallacies in other places.
I encourage everyone to submit their favourite fallacies as comments to this entry or the individual fallacy entries and I’ll write them up.
I make no apologies for the fact that this blog has an explicit anti-filtering agenda, but proponents of the filter are welcome to propose their own fallacies that they believe the anti-filtering camp is guilty of. I reserve the right to present the fallacy in the light that I see it, but others are welcome to point out where I am wrong in comments.
I reserve the right, in advance, to alter any post I write. Where I do this in a way that invalidates someone’s criticism of the previous position (as noted in an existing comment), I will try to take care to note that, but feel free to call me on “unfair” edits.
The list of fallacies (to be) discussed can be found in here.
I invite everyone who encounters fallacies in the wild to report them here and ideally write a rebuttal that will be referenced along side a description of the fallacy itself.
I regard this blog as a work of progress. It will remain a work in progress until such time as Australian society discovers more mature ways to deal with the flames of moral panic. A fire hose, anyone?