If it Looks Like Communism and Smells Like Communism, It Must Be Communism.

I should know; I grew up in it.

Sylvia Dziuba
2 min readAug 11, 2023


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The Australian government is once again moving further to censor its citizens. The new Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023 — which is open for consultation until 20th August — is nothing but another lever designed to kill free expression under the guise of trying to protect us.

The Bill will give Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) the power to be the sole arbiter of “truth” — the power to monitor and enforce policies on digital platforms.

The bill is saying, “We’ll keep you safe from harm”, but all it is is communism in white gloves.

How do I know that?

Firstly, it gives exemptions to the government, educational institutions and news outlets. Why is this wrong?

These institutions should be held to the highest account, yet they have been the largest sources of misinformation and disinformation throughout history, but none more so than in the last few years.

For example, they have spread disinformation and, even worse, have withheld scientific information regarding Covid-19. The biggest lie was that the vaccines were going to ‘stop the spread…



Sylvia Dziuba

Journalist & Design Critic. I write and speak about #architecture #interiors & #objects.