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Help us fact check this video on Australia's new data privacy laws  Fact check: Video satire on Australia's new data privacy laws
Summary Summary
Online satirists have released an 'Honest Government Ad' full of outlandish claims, but they might be true  Online satirists made an 'Honest Government Ad' full of outlandish claims, but they might be true. WikiTribune is checking them
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<strong>Normally there wouldn't be much point fact-checking satirists, but The Juice Media who put this out are popular and influential, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW-OMR-iWOE">the video</a> is being shared as a kind of briefing material on the <a href="http://Telecommunications and Other Legislation (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018">new law</a> and its impact. If the claims aren't true, then, that's a big issue. If they<em> are</em> true, that's an even bigger issue!</strong>  <strong>Normally there wouldn't be much point fact-checking satirists, but <a href="https://thejuicemedia.com/">The Juice Media</a> who put this out are popular and influential, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW-OMR-iWOE">this video</a> is being shared as a kind of briefing material on Australia's <a href="http://Telecommunications and Other Legislation (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018">new data law</a> and its impact. If the claims aren't true, then, that's one issue. If they are true, thats a different challenge. </strong>
  <strong><em>WikiTribune</em> is collecting the claims below, then checking them.</strong>
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW-OMR-iWOE
  <strong>Claims to fact check:</strong>
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"deliberately vague and hard to understand" "deliberately vague and hard to understand"
"voluntary grey zone" sees consumer protections deactivated without warrant."general obligation to help and assist" to the best of their abilities. Protection from legal immunity of acting to assist the intelligence services. "voluntary grey zone" sees consumer protections deactivated without warrant."general obligation to help and assist" to the best of their abilities. Protection from legal immunity of acting to assist the intelligence services.
functions like a "General warrant", put software or a tool here, functions like a "General warrant", put software or a tool here,
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"because business models on the internet are very different... so it's hard to know who this applies too. " "because business models on the internet are very different... so it's hard to know who this applies too. "
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indirect ways to find a journalists source through metadata permitted, even though they can;t directly request the information for that reason. indirect ways to find a journalists source through metadata permitted, even though they can;t directly request the information for that reason.
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Before we can fact check this, we need to list the substantive claims it makes. I went through <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW-OMR-iWOE">the video</a>, and here's the list I came up with:  <strong>Before we can fact check this, we need to list the substantive claims it makes. I went through <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW-OMR-iWOE">the video</a>, and here's the list I came up with:</strong>
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<li>The new law will force tech companies insert code into their apps which lets the government "access your device" when you download the latest updates. - "OTT servies" yes</li>  <li>The new law will force tech companies insert code into their apps which lets the government "access your device" when you download the latest updates. - "OTT servies" yes</li>
<li>Companies that don't comply with the law face fines of up to $10 million (Australian). (True! See Details below)</li>  <li>Companies that don't comply with the law face fines of up to $10 million (Australian). (True! See Details below)</li>
<li>The Law is based on a UK law, but more intrusive because it removes calls for judicial oversight. All that will be required is the Attorney General, a political appointee, to determine the access is "reasonable and proportionate".</li>  <li>The Law is based on a UK law, but more intrusive because it removes calls for judicial oversight. All that will be required is the Attorney General, a political appointee, to determine the access is "reasonable and proportionate".</li>
<li>The government once doxxed ??? a welfare recipient for "criticising [the government]"</li>  <li>The government once doxxed ??? a welfare recipient for "criticising [the government]"</li>
<li>The government is currently prosecuting a whistleblower ("witness  K") for "exposing [their] misconduct."</li>   <li>The government is currently prosecuting a whistleblower ("witness K") for "exposing [their] misconduct."</li>
<li>The government throws "kids in concentration camps for seeking asylum".</li>  <li>The government throws "kids in concentration camps for seeking asylum".</li>
<li>The government "prosecutes journalists who report on [the children in camps]"</li>  <li>The government "prosecutes journalists who report on [the children in camps]"</li>
<li>The government "gave half a million of ... tax dollars to a foundation full of [their] friends".</li>  <li>The government "gave half a million of ... tax dollars to a foundation full of [their] friends".</li>
<li>"Snowden wannabes" who disclose abuse of the new powers face 10 years in jail.</li>  <li>"Snowden wannabes" who disclose abuse of the new powers face 10 years in jail.</li>
<li>Australia is a testing ground for this novel and invasive law because it one of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Eyes">Five Eyes</a> countries, but lacks a bill of rights.</li>  <li>Australia is a testing ground for this novel and invasive law because it one of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Eyes">Five Eyes</a> countries, but lacks a bill of rights.</li>
<li>"International data requests" from the other Five Eyes governments will be "funnelled through" Australia, compromising the privacy of Canadians, New Zealanders, Americans and citizens of the UK.</li>  <li>"International data requests" from the other Five Eyes governments will be "funnelled through" Australia, compromising the privacy of Canadians, New Zealanders, Americans and citizens of the UK.</li>
<li>The Government is accepting public submissions about the bill on [email protected] until 10 September</li>  <li>The Government is accepting public submissions about the bill on [email protected] until 10 September</li>
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Did we miss anything? Why don't you have a look and  expand the list? Maybe we got something wrong. Why don't you double check? When they flash a headline on the screen, we should see if we can find the article they are referring to, and check it means what they say  <strong>Did <em>WikiTribune</em> miss anything? Why don't you have a look and expand the list? Maybe we got something wrong. Why don't you double check? When they flash a headline on the screen, we should see if we can find the article they are referring to, and check it means what they say.</strong>
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<p>Austin’s process for making and checking the list:  <a href="https://portal.writeinstone.com/#/685/Honest-Government-Add-is-Honest" rel="nofollow">https://portal.writeinstone.com/#/685/Honest-Government-Add-is-Honest</a>?</p>  <p>Austin’s process for making and checking the list: <a href="https://portal.writeinstone.com/#/685/Honest-Government-Add-is-Honest" rel="nofollow">https://portal.writeinstone.com/#/685/Honest-Government-Add-is-Honest</a>?</p>
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<p>Official “explanatory document”</p>  
<p><a href="https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/consultations/Documents/explanatory-document.pdf" rel="nofollow">https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/consultations/Documents/explanatory-document.pdf</a></p>  <p>Official “explanatory document”: <a href="https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/consultations/Documents/explanatory-document.pdf" rel="nofollow">https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/consultations/Documents/explanatory-document.pdf</a></p>

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