Twitter Files Extra: The Covid Censorship Requests of Australia’s Department of Home Affairs

Source: Racket News
by Andrew Lowenthal

“Thanks to the Twitter Files, we’ve known for a while that the company’s official censorship partnerships extended far beyond the United States. In Australia, for instance, the company had extremely close contact with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), whose responsibilities include oversight of national security, law enforcement, border control and the country’s lead intelligence agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO). Just-released Freedom of Information Act documents reveal that Twitter received 4213 requests from the DHA over a period of years, as reported in The Australian. However, the information gleaned from the request by Senator Paul Antic revealed little regarding the reasoning behind these requests, nor just how close the relationship was.” (05/23/23)