‘Justice Minister Simon Power has ordered a review into the ”wild west” of the internet, he announced today.
The Law Commission will examine the adequacy of regulations around how the internet interacts with the justice system.
Bloggers and online publishers are not subject to any form of regulation or professional or ethical standards, Mr Power told Parliament.
“I’ve ordered this review because it’s imperative the law keeps pace with technology and that we have one set of rules for all news media,” Mr Power said.
“At the moment we’ve got two tracks – conventional media and the so-called ‘new media’ – intersecting with the justice system, and it’s not sustainable.”

“professional or ethical standards” eh..this, in a socialist country where the MSM are no more than lickspittles pushing government propaganda and recycling handouts!  No wonder this little statist creep wants blogs to conform to the same “standards”.
“Bloggers and online publishers are not subject to any form of regulation” is just plain dishonest–bloggers are subject to the laws of the land concerning name suppression and defamation already.
Keep your hands off it, Power. There must be something useful you can do instead–something like reforming the corrupt troughing mentality of politicians wouldn’t be a bad start.

UPDATE: Good–and accurate– headline from Oswald Bastable: ‘The Thought Police are mobilizing’

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