Internet Censorship And Its Effect On Society

1053 Words Oct 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Internet Censorship is Detrimental to Society The Internet was designed to enable and facilitate communications with connected systems at the local, state, national and international levels. The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a research campaign to find effective ways to link computers to help the exchange of information. In the 1990s, the Internet took off and entered a growth phase which caused an increase in communications worldwide. DARPA did not put any limitations on the Internet, which meant that anyone could upload or access information. The Internet was made to be freely used so that anyone could share their ideologies without any censorship. But throughout history, different types of societies have practiced censorship in one way or another. Censorship is any action taken by society to control access to ideas and information. The issue is increasingly important due to the rapid development of new communication technology; that is easily accessible. With the increase in technology many people are arguing over the controversial issue of Internet censorship whether it should or should not be allowed. The Internet gives millions of people access to information they would not otherwise have had. As the Internet grows almost daily, new issues of censorship and freedom of expression are arising. Internet censorship limits an individual 's freedom of speech, the press, and expression and that these limitations are…
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