Did you check your Facebook today? How about your E-Mail? If not, you may be missing something even now! In today’s fast-paced world of instant information, if you aren’t on the internet, you’re almost certainly uninformed. Networks and the internet make up an alarmingly large part of our life. We get our news (both personal and public) via the internet, we talk to friends, shop for things, pay our bills… but how vast is the monster that does all of this? This question, along with many others, is essential in the debate that rages on today: censoring the net. There are governments, not excluding our own, who believe in to some extent controlling who can access certain websites, and which are available to the general public. The very idea
As Canadians, we live in a country of democracy and freedom, which provide equal opportunities for all citizens to share their thoughts. Unlike Canadians who are able to influence the direction of political value, Syrians are under Internet censorship and surveillance by their own country. Censorship caused the local government to filters online content block many websites, limiting citizens’ accessibility to create user generated content. Furthermore, Internet access was only given to a privileged minority. In the year of 2011, the first wave of protests - the Arab Spring, spread across the Middle East. As the civil war rages, death toll raised to 250,000, nearly half of them civilians. Also, a large number of people fled their homes, seeking
With the bountiful amount of unrestricted information available on the internet many people believe that some of this information should be censored by the United States Government. Who's to say what should be accessible and what should not? Where does it start and stop? Does internet censorship make a nation a safer place to live? There are many countries that don’t allow the use of the internet at all and some countries only censor what they don’t want their citizens to know. Daniel Calingaert said “The internet has provided greater space for free expression in countries where traditional broadcast and print media are restricted” (64). Free expression is a very guarded privilege to United States citizens. Private citizens and
YouTube is the best source for examples of free speech. Ever since the day the website open, YouTube has become the source to publish videos. People make videos on any topic. Most of the time, YouTube is full of parodies made by independent content creators. Many of these videos create
Freedom of Speech means that we all have the freedom to say whatever we want and expressed our opinions freely. I think Freedom Of Speech is becoming more limited in America because in “Censored America” people will act upon if they have a different opinion or they feel offended. They will do anything such as protest or use violence if they think they have different opinion. Words can hurt some people and certain words can be offensive to others. But we should still increased limits on freedom of speech because I think we have the right to say whatever we want but it is still our responsibility choosing words carefully where no one will get hurt by the words. We should try not to abuse our right and we should be allowed to say whatever we want
Introduction Ilham Tohti, Gao Yu, Yang Tongyan, Shi Tao, Xue Deyun, and Zhao Zhenkai: what do all these people have in common? They are a few among many that are either previous or current Chinese convicts, all guilty of a common crime. The crime in question? Writing to speak their minds.
The End of Intelligence The era of Google has seen a tremendous drop in intelligence. Google is making humanity simple minded, as it decreases concentration, dilutes intelligence and creates an inability to analyze and understand complicated and intricate thoughts. The controversy surrounding technology has been rampant. While some see Google and all associated advancements as a blessing and benefit, others rightly view it as a menace to society. Although instant access to unlimited resources may seem advantageous and convenient, it creates a dangerous dependency on an object. This issue is something that has been discussed in many
Internet has become more and more unrestricted. Anyone can go on the internet with almost any website they please to access sexual media or to communicate with others with the intention of all kinds of acts. A lot of children today become a victim of sex trafficking and pornography addicted. Internet is getting more and more easy to accessible and that is why we need internet censorship to protect a children and people with less knowledge of the internet to have a limitation on the internet access. Internet censorship help limit a children to access the vast of information on the internet to keep them safe from being a victim of sex trafficking and pornography. Internet censorship provide a protection against inappropriate contents and illegal website to people with less knowledge of the internet. Censorship also help protecting a children from violence act and harmful interaction. A lot of children’s performance suffer more than improve by the internet. Increased internet censorship will improve security for browsing the internet.
Censorship is a very sensitive topic in the United States. In 2011, Google agreed to remove 87 percent of the content that the government had requested the removal of (Sutter). This means that the US was successful in censoring the public, with Google complying with their requests. If this continues, the government could eventually censor the public from most of the things that happen in the outside world similar to the foundation of North Korea. There is not a case for censorship because it limits the freedom of expression, destroys creativity, and puts the public at risk.
We salute those who have served or are serving our nation. We express gratitude to those brave men and women for their service to keep our American freedom. But why does freedom end once it involves technology? In this past year, more people have been questioning their online privacy. From a young age we are taught how to be careful on the internet, however our predator is no longer a 50 year old man pretending to be 13 year old Jessica. Our newest online threat is how fragile Americans’ privacy is online. Internet users, in The United States, personal information is being sold so that advertisements can appeal to them while they browse the internet. Other countries have already set laws in place to protect internet users. The United States’
Brendan O'Neill’s article, “ The internet’s war on free speech” denotes the freedom for Facebook and Twitter. Brendan O'Neill says, “...either because the curator 'didn't recognize the news topic' or 'they had a bias'. ...stories they see are chosen by user 'likes', rather than by editors who decide what we web plebes should and shouldn't know. ...for a couple of years now they've been casting out moral undesirables, blocking the offensive and engaging in political censorship.” Therefore, they’re not sure if they should censor bad things, but sometimes these offensive or terrible things can get to something serious. People could end up getting arrested, in the article it includes, “ ...a 19-year-old was arrested after tweeting a joke about
When it was discovered that Google was reviewing their user’s emails in order to better advertise, many people understandably were upset and concerned with the invasion of privacy. Google made an analogy of a robot that would enter your home, walk around, investigate everything in the home, and then self-destruct. This analogy is incomplete, because the robot is not operating without any connection. Rather the robot is sending and receiving information in order to produce better advertisement. The real question is, where is the information the robot is sending going and is it being stored. If the robot was working off a closed system and no information is being passed on, then there is no reason for the robot to be there in the first
"As long as the Internet has been around, the US has always been able to control the content that is sent and seen by its citizens. However, the US can only control the sites and content hosted on servers located in the US and its territories. If there is some content that is hosted on a server in South Africa, the US has no control of censoring said content. The federal government has most, if not all this power, allowing it to override the wishes of any state or local government. Technically, if you were to access content on a server located within the state you reside in, they could monitor and censor what you could see, but that's based on who is accessing the content, and what the content is. Using any of the many Social Media sites and
I.Introduction This paper addresses whether we should censor or block access to websites with controversial material. It looks at the issue from several sides: The relevant US laws that are in place, how censorship is used at the university and corporate levels, how other countries are attempting censorship, and finally what I feel about the topic.
Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications Abstract: The issue of free speech has been around since the founding fathers first ratified the constitution of the United States. With the emergence of new technology, especially the Internet, freedom of speech has been redefined and its limits tested. What are the limitations of free speech on the Internet, and how can they be enforced? These are the constitutional questions for the digital age.