Internet Censorship And Freedom Of View On The Internet

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Adam Miller Ali Webb English 1001-109 20 November 2017 Issue Analysis: Internet Censorship Internet censorship is the control or restriction of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet, typically by regulators. The extent of Internet censorship will vary from the country. Most democratic countries have moderate Internet censorship, while other countries go as far as to limit the access of information like news and suppress discussion among citizens. Some other areas of censorship can be copyright, harassment, and misleading information. Many argue that it is important to block immoral, racist, sexist, etc. material from the Internet as a huge benefit of censorship. However, others say censorship is a violation to freedom of speech. The debate over censorship on the Internet has many sides and positions that are not black and white or two-sided. This paper will discuss how Internet Censorship is often viewed in these separate ways; a tool for hindering harmful content, a blockage of freedom of speech, or a control of political power. Censorship can take many forms. While many people may automatically associate censorship with invasion into one’s natural right, most developed countries have passed laws and regulations to limit the objectionable material on the Internet. People who argue for censorship say that it helps stop the spread of dangerous information, and prevents minors from accessing offensive or inappropriate content. Dangerous information can
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