The Internet and Censorship

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The internet is a diverse pool of information that anyone nowadays can have access to. One of the more controversial topics that involves the internet, is the censorship of the internet. Internet censorship can be defined as the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published or viewed on the internet. It’s been hot topic in recent years because many government organizations have been trying to pass many reforms to help push the censorship of the internet, either directly or indirectly. Things like Net neutrality and SOPA/PIPA have been playing major roles in censorship of the internet. They show how both private companies and the government want to suppress our use of the internet as well as what we can do on it. The most recent topic that has been playing a part in the censorship of the internet is Net neutrality. To sum the idea up, Net Neutrality is the idea that ISPs or Internet Service Providers and the government need to treat all data on the internet equally. These companies and private sectors of the government have been trying to come up with ways to make the way people surf the internet both more complicated and more expensive. Their current mindset of distributing the internet is as follows. Currently, consumer like you and me pay ISPs to bring our own share of the Internet pool to our homes. However, ISPs have been trying to milk the system in a very simple yet effective way. What they do is down throttle or slow down either certain thing that you
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