Changes to political spam law loopholes

Changes to political spam law loopholes

2021-09-18 blog 0

So at the moment in Australia we’re being “terrorised” by political spam from the Palmer party, along the lines of “all other parties/vaccination are evil, vote for us, free horse dewormer for all”.

OK, maybe I exaggerate a little, but it’s still a slimy tactic. Our anti spam laws have loopholes for “political” spam that’s not overtly selling anything. People have long agitated for change to plug that hole – usually each time it’s used for such bottom feeder political adverts.

However, perhaps all that should be changed is making a real user on their own phone send each SMS, and be liable for the consequences of sending spam randomly to people.

Or if someone were more devious minded, the could pwn the UAP website, and change it to espouse immediate vaccination.