Internet Censorship Internet censorship is a very controversial topic because it goes against the First Amendment of the Constitution regarding freedom of speech. People have been debating over how far internet censorship should go, especially in regards to what we allow our children to view on webpages. A law was passed in 2000 called CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act) that required schools receiving certain types of funding or grants to block websites that were obscene, contained child pornography, or were harmful to minors (Wikipedia Contributors, 2011). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have filed lawsuits in many school districts over this type of censorship because the schools were filtering out websites that talked about lesbians, gays, or bullying (ACLU, 2011). I understand the need for schools to block certain websites because the school becomes liable for what happens to children while they are at school. I think that schools should block certain content from their computers, and the responsibility for what children can look at on-line lies with the parents. As a parent, we are responsible for what children are subjected to in the real world and on the internet. My 12 year-old daughter has her own computer that she can use for homework and fun, but I have installed a parental control that blocks questionable websites from being viewed. The program allows her to be able to ask if she can view the webpage and I get an e-mail describing the
“Do you love the open and free internet? If you do, tell congress not to censor it and fight for freedom of internet” Google stated on January 18th 2012 when congress obtained thoughts about censoring the internet to avoid piracy. Countries all over the world are censoring the internet and are violating what should be everyone’s rights (according to the tenth amendment). The internet should be kept uncensored for a number of reasons. The internet provides a great source of preserved information and…
Should it be illegal to publish literature with "indecent" content on the Internet but perfectly legal to publish that same work in print? This question has spawned the debate over Internet censorship, which is currently raging in the United States Congress as well as in other political forums around the world. The question as to whether the Internet should be censored will continue to be debated for many years to come. As with any political topic, the debate over Internet…
The Internet is one of the most dynamic information tools we have today, it is a growing source of entertainment, information, and ideas. Any question you could probably have can be easily answered with a quick Google search, and in a world with thousands of different point of views and ways of life the internet provides a perfect atmosphere for us to come together and share all of that. With just a stable Internet connection you can access news from all around the world, whether it’s the 2012 US…
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Pg. 1 – Intro / Thesis
Pg. 2 – Intro / background / analysis (1)
Pg. 3 – Analysis (1-2)
Pg. 4 – Analysis (2-3)
Pg. 5 – Analysis (3)
Pg. 6 –Analysis (3) / Conclusion
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Here in America we have people from all around the world. We have the freedom to write down our own opinions. And we also have the right to read about those same opinions without fear of regulation. Now think…
Don’t you dare touch the internet
I thought that with the government of thailand starting to censor their internet and china continuing to rack up it’s human rights violation it would be good for someone to defend the internet. The thing is that most people don’t realise is that the internet basically is an extension of the freedom of speech and the censorship of it is illegal.
So I state that the internet shouldn’t be censored at any grade since it violates human rights, it can greatly affect…
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…
discussions regarding “Censorship of the Internet”, explain how Censorship can work
in some instances but in others it can be a detriment to society).
Censorship of Internet has been under a hot discussion for the past many years. In some cases it
has been useful to control and manipulate traffic over the Internet. But there are millions of
Internet lovers who wish to improve the present condition of the Internet so that the world may
succeed day by day.
Some people believe that internet-censor deters people…
As an American society, we tend to have pride in our freedom of expression. Though,
forces larger than the individual control what we see, hear and ultimately determine as
appropriate. Censorship which is defined as “the official government suppression of any
public expression that a governing authority believes to threaten either its power or the
accepted social and moral order” is a tool that currently restricts what the general audience can…
experiences on Tumblr. Censorship bills are being taken into consideration and threatening the Internet experience for many users like Ali and Rose. Rose and Ali, along with other Internet users, went against these, and many other, acts of censorship. Should the American Government be allowed to censor different Internet sites?
People believe that media censorship will be used to filter out inappropriate subjects and images, yet many people argue that it is inconvenient and the Internet should not need…
Letter to the Editor on Internet Censorship
Letter to the Editor on Internet Censorship
I am writing in response to Amy Gehrt’s article in the Mineral Daily News-Tribune titled “Is Internet censorship coming to America?” It is a very informative response to a subject that has not had a lot of headlines. I agree with net neutrality because if the telecom and cable companies are allowed to start charging content providers a premium rate for faster delivery…