Australian Politician Threatened to Get Facebook Users FiredAdded: Saturday, May 12th, 2012
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Here you get a new way of censoring satire. Andrew Nikolic, the Liberal candidate for Tasmania, seems to develop his own cunning censorship plan, which includes the threats to contact the employers of those Facebook users who “liked” one of the satirical articles about him online to get them fired.
The New Examiner published a satirical scenario with Nikolic being caught out there, claiming to have been “heroically killed in action during services in Afghanistan”, and so on. Nikolic was quick to inform the New Examiner that if this article wasn’t removed he would (attention!) write to the employers of all users who had “liked” the article.
Nikolic explained that he hoped the employers and influencers of the satirical group would be amused by the received formal letters of complaint. However, the New Examiner refused to take down the article, and the comment was allegedly removed. When Nikolic was reached by the local media and asked what he meant, he denied leaving the comment at all.
According to Andrew Nikolic, everyone around him found the article in question very offensive, and he was alerted to the article on the same day that 3 of our soldiers were wounded in Afghanistan for real, which heightened his sensitivity to the post. However, he denied ever having threatened to contact the employers of Facebook users who “liked” or reposted the article. Though, this has been contradicted by screenshots of the comments circulated on the Internet. After being shown screenshots with proof, Nikolic said he had no personal copy of this comment thread, so he couldn’t believe to someone else’s representation.
Andrew Nikolic, who was an officer in the Australian Army, insisted that people involved in the publication subsequently contacted him and apologized for their involvement, and after this he removed his comment. No evidence exists, though, and all you have left is to take his word for it. Apparently, the move had nothing to do with the Liberal Party press office telling Nikolic to stop appearing like a tosser before elections.
Indeed, Nikolic now seems to have some troubles with social media. Today there’s a special Facebook page for people who have been blocked by him. All they do is printing their own T-shirts, though...
May 12th,2012Posted by:
Saturday, May 12th, 2012
|posted by (2012-05-12 22:48:21)|
|Fu*^ing lying polititions give me the shits.|
|Didn't even hear about this in Australia. Got a link?|
|Its a sad old world when you get in trouble for liking something.|
|Didn't hear about this down under. I can't say I have even heard of this turkey not that I am a voter (by choice). It does seem to me that it would be political suicide to alienate Facebook members with an election just months away.|
|posted by (2012-05-13 17:19:30)|
|as the old california saying goes... "what a d!ck"|
|posted by (2012-05-13 23:12:38)|
|lol i just send him a charming FB message with a link to this article and also post it on a whole load of his wall posts, hopefully i will now be banned and be able to get the t-shirt :D3|
|Mentioned this before, but just to remind everyone. The music and film moguls know they haven't a cat in hell's chance of doing anything about piracy (And I would suggest EVERYONE in the UK changes over to Non-UK DNS servers, so the courts have no jurisdiction whatsoever over your browsing!) but they don't like TPB hosting a lot of material by unsigned bands, hence their action. Just like the FBI ripping into MegaUpload, because the 'ultra-richie's took fright over Mega's intended new media business model that would cut out the likes of the music and film companies.|
Bigger fish to fry in the UK, as the Government want to store one year's worth (so they say . . . their storage capacity at GCHQ Cheltenham can easily store SEVEN year's worth of this data) of ALL UK EMAILS, ALL UK LAND AND MOBILE PHONE CALLS and EVERYONE's ENTIRE WEB BROWSING HISTORY (They'll have one heck of a job with the web browsing and P2P if (AND WE MUST!) ALL USE NON-UK DNS SERVERS FROM NOW ON.
THEY SAY they won't be looking at content, don't believe a word of it. Once they have access, all hell break's loose on everyone's privacy. The Police will use it more routinely than phoning or writing to mother, and all opposition MPs will be at risk of being busted or blackmailed over anything.
WE NEED PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREETS,DEMONSTRATING PEACEFULLY BUT BLOCKING OFF ACCESS TO GCHQ at Cheltenham, No 10 AND Parliament if need be.
It's time for EVERYONE AS IN EVERYONE, ALL OF US IN OUR MILLIONS TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED and defeat the BIGGEST THREAT to Civil Liberty, Human Rights, Right to Privacy and Right to a Private Life in the free world, without ALL electronic communication being monitored all of the time.
ONLY IRAN AND CHINA have anything similar in place. They won't catch a single terrorist, paedophile/paedophile group or anyone out for serious crime or harm to others, as they'll ALL go underground on changed DNS servers, anonymous proxies, VPN AND they'll totally encrypt all their communications. BUT WE WILL ALL HAVE LOST OUR ENTIRE PRIVACY ENTIRELY FOR NOTHING.
STOP THIS NOW!
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