Calls for Australia's eSafety Commissioner's resignation amid claims of ties to trans activist

Friends in high places? Allegations of Julie Inman Grant's personal connections to Teddy Cook emerge.

Calls for Australia's eSafety Commissioner's resignation amid claims of ties to trans activist
Remove Ads

In the wake of allegations linking Australia's eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, to Teddy Cook, a prominent figure in the LGBTIQ+ community, a groundswell of public opinion is demanding her resignation. The controversy stems from recent posts on Elon Musk's X platform, which suggest that the Commissioner's actions against Canadian man Chris Elston, a parental rights activist known online as 'Billboard Chris,' may have been influenced by personal connections, rather than the pursuit of online safety.

The claims suggest that Inman Grant has a personal relationship with Teddy Cook, raising questions about the impartiality of the eSafety Commissioner's office.

These concerns are compounded by the revelation that the eSafety Commissioner's office previously collaborated with Teddy Cook in drafting online safety reports. Critics argue that these connections cast doubt on the integrity of the eSafety Commissioner's actions and decisions.

This incident has drawn criticism from political figures, with some likening the Commissioner's actions to Orwellian censorship.

The controversy also underscores broader concerns about the eSafety Commissioner's role in online regulation and freedom of expression. The Commissioner, a former Twitter employee, has previously advocated for a 'recalibration' of free speech, leading to concerns about government overreach in online content moderation.

As public scrutiny intensifies, the calls for the eSafety Commissioner's resignation are growing louder, as mainstream pundits have started to question how the Inman Grant's office can continue to effectively play 'censorship whack-a-mole' by singling out 'offensive' posts on an individual basis.

Ultimately, critics argue that the allegations of personal connections and the Commissioner's past statements on free speech undermine the office's credibility and impartiality.

The controversy is likely to further polarise public opinion on the role of online regulators struggle to find a balance between online safety and freedom of expression.

Remove Ads
Remove Ads

  • By Avi Yemini

Sign up for Rebel News Australia!

Get updates on Rebel News coverage in Australia delivered straight to your inbox so you never miss a story!

Sign Up

Don't Get Censored

Big Tech is censoring us. Sign up so we can always stay in touch.

Remove Ads