Swedish filter regime charges critical blogger: "Swedish spy authority FRA today filed a complaint with the chancellor of justice (state’s attorney / judicial watch dog) concerning a secret document published by libertarian blogger Henrik Alexandersson. The move is the latest in a longstanding effort to crack down on online content and stifle bloggers, which are seen by the government-media complex as irresponsible anarchists in a traditionally unidirectional system governed by consensus policies. The action taken by FRA has also given rise to the latest in a series of protests in media and among blogs.
At the core lies an attempt to bring the national intelligence service up to par with modern technology, effectively allowing it to monitor the entire Swedish internet flow. A law to that end was passed in June by the Swedish rubber stamp legislature, the Riksdag, after several failed drafts. Four members of the center-right conservative Alliance government threatened to strike down the law in an unusual protest, but were eventually brought back into line by the party whip after a heated debate. Ultimately, only one member of the parliament had the courage to go against the government – as a result, she was bombed with flower bouquets by the populace."
Blogge Bloggelito is a well known Swedish blogger with strong libertarian believes. So far so good, he makes a reasonably fair description of the FRA-affair. He just stumbles on one thing – ultimatly there was tre parties from the opposition opposing the FRA-legislation and one member of the majority voting against. So the law passed with just a handful of votes.
The three parties against the privacy violating law are the social democratic party, the greens and the left wing party (vänsterpartiet).