Censorship And Censorship Of Web Content

1656 Words Nov 3rd, 2014 7 Pages
Censoring the web

Module code: COIS40897
Student number: 14020070

Submission deadline: 23:59 on Monday, 3rd November 2014.

Abstract
This paper evaluates the restrictions, or lack of restrictions, on web content, focusing on the political and ethical notions of the censorship of web content. The question on many people’s minds is: Should the web be censored? This author believes it is the sole responsibility of the user, to protect themselves from un-desirable material on the web. However when it comes to child abuse, and similar atrocities, more should be done to eliminate and block such material.

Contents

1. Abstract
2. Contents
3. Introduction
4. Overview
5. Discussion
6. Summary
7. References

Introduction

This paper evaluates the restrictions, or lack of restrictions, on web content, focusing on the political and ethical notions of the censorship of web content. The question on many people’s minds is: Should the web be censored? This author believes it is the sole responsibility of the user, to protect themselves from un-desirable material on the web. However when it comes to child abuse, and similar atrocities, more should be done to eliminate and block such material.

Overview
What are the underlying issues that support web censorship?
The main issue, faced in many households across the country, is the ability to access adult material easily on the World Wide Web. Parents are particularly concerned that children are able…

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