annotated bibliography Essay

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Internet Censorship: An Annotated Bibliography
LeJeunesse, Ross. “Who Should Control The Internet? People Who Use It.” The Huffington Post. 30 Nov. 2012. Web. 3 Apr. 2013. LeJeunesse states that there are three reasons that the internet should not have restrictions: no one officially owns the web, freedom of expression, and communication. Since the beginning, the internet was not claimed by anyone and should not be claimed now. The author states that the internet was designed and improved by various people. World wide political movements, artistic collaborations, and economic growth ideas have been expressed around the web, without any forms of censorship.“The Internet has revolutionized nearly every form of communication and now serves more than two billion people worldwide.” (Schell) The internet stores and organizes information, then delivers the information to many of it users, such as websites like Google. Users then share their information and spread knowledge to many people around the globe. [Summary: 127 words]
Reidy, Padraig. "Policing the Internet."Index on Censorship. 24 Oct. 2012. Web. 06 Apr. 2014. Reidy suggest that internet censorship is practiced by the government due to sensitive material, data retention, and public information being shared. Sensitive material is anything stored under criminal use (such as child pornography and sharing music illegally), political content, and offensive religious material. In Pakistan, for example, YouTube remains blocked because an anti-Islam video was not removed from the website. Data retention is practiced in authoritarian countries. These countries “would oblige internet service providers to hold information on users web and email usage for 12 months.” (Reidy) These providers hand information to the government as a surveillance on online communication. Holding data back for a large amount of time makes it easy for the government to catch anyone who is willing to go against their country. Lastly, websites such as Facebook and Instagram make it easy for someone to broadcast a revolution in their home country to users worldwide. Riots that occurred in UK during 2011 caused many to post information on websites such…