Rationale For Censorship... ... middle of paper ... ...st interest of both authority and the public. Conclusion The purpose of this report was to prove that Internet censorship has a detrimental effect on society. The governments and groups practicing censorship say they can justify the use for certain purposes, but use censorship frequently for many more personal reasons. Censorship has many different implementations and can be used in several different facets of the Internet, but instilling the fear of being censored is the most effective censorship tool governments can use. The public has grown accustomed to the Internet as a resource and tool and has fought tirelessly against its restriction and limitation.
Thesis: The United States Government must cease trying to reduce privacy and censorship on the internet, because it limits the right freedom of speech, builds mistrust towards the government, and it wastes resources better spent on other types of law enforcement. The United States Government needs to stop drafting laws that aim to reduce online privacy and give the government the power to effectively censor the internet. The creators of these proposed laws would try to say that they will allow the government to better protect against cyber-attacks and to maintain intellectual property. But what they don’t say is that the bills lack certain privacy and civil liberties protection. These are rights that people in this country have begun to take for granted, while on the other side of the world, people are still giving their lives in hope to give their children freedom.
Did the benefits outweigh the risks in this particular situation? Was the government right in the first place when they had implemented this internet censorship? Too many questions one might think, but apparently, these are the truths about the internet censorship and its being the most controversial measure that the government had decided to counter and protect people from the harms of internet as the newest form of communication media (Zuchora-Walske, 2010, p. 2). Internet censorship has taken many forms as the new generation progressed – being more techy and savvy than ever. From just the normal filtering of search s... ... middle of paper ... ...tion to progress and modernization.
The new internet legislation acts, SOPA and PIPA, are creating serious disputes between internet corporations and national authorities. Those acts seem to be hindering global freedom of expression, which goes against the bases of the concept of the cyber-world. The internet has proved to be one of the most revolutionary concept and tool of the century taking communication and sharing of information to a whole new level. From education to arts and politics, people have access to knowledge with little or no limits. The dependance on the internet has become of great importance in today's world, and so imposing regulations and limits to it creates a controversial polemic worldwide.
The issue of free speech on the Internet has been a topic of discussion around the world within the past years. It is a unique communication medium and is powerful than the traditional media. Because the Internet can not be compared equally to other mediums of communication, it deserves the utmost freedom of speech protection from the government. The restriction of speech on the Internet takes away from individual's rights and freedom from experiencing the Internet's benefits and uses. Information found on the Internet is endless and boundless and this poses the question, "should the government be allowed to regulate the information and content being transmitted or posted online?"
The Net Neutrality act can be looked at from many angels and seen as many different things; some say it's about our freedom to use the internet for whatever we choose to (so long as it's within legal means). Others see it as preventing Internet Service Providers (ISP's) from controlling what services we use, or website we visit in order to earn more money. In a negative light, Net Neutrality can be seen as an attempt by “Internet Pirates” to fight a losing battle with publishers cutting down their forms of beating the system. What is Net Neutrality? Well really it can be all of those points, and more, but it's core roots lay in protecting users ability to access what they want, when they want, and with the privacy people are obligated to.
In this concern, views on the impact of Internet vary consistently. On the one hand, Internet is recognized as a valuable intermediate, which helps users to share and broadcast information easily. But, another view on the impact of internet, that Internet is noticed as a threat to the social life and identity of individuals because it engages users changing their life online and leaving less time for real world social relations. In real life, it is obvious that Internet does have the impact on the way users think but this impact can hardly be discovered in a day, but, in its place, it is a long lasting process which may have negative effects because of the information overload and negative behavioral changes, such as distraction, the lack of ability to concentrate on one issue and others. The negative impact of Internet on behavioral changes in users In fact, internet has a considerable impact on the behavior of individuals and their way of thinking.
Consequently, without the nation-imposed constraint... ... middle of paper ... ...ool, the public even the nation might suffer inestimable disasters. Taking these arguments into consideration, I believe that citizen do have the right freedom speech and expression through any media, besides, the freedom speech on the Internet has been examined on the promotion of democratization and civilization. However, these benefits based on the basis of rational, considerate and unmalicious remarks on the Internet. The liberty of speech is not the privilege to raise any comments, include those attribute negative influence to the public. Therefor, the only ladder to assure the effective management of Internet is a nation-impose censorship.
Our local communities play a significant role in the nurturing process and it is very unfortunate that people don’t realize the threat Internet poses on our communal bonding. So, what is the way forward? At this point, government censorship is extremely necessary to penetrate this social dilemma and initiate steps that can facilitate safe surfing. Even though the Internet has become indispensable in our lives, its excessive use has led to some serious detrimental effects on the society and it is about time we worked together as a nation to bring this stigma under control.
It can be done from anywhere and to anyone. Due to how technology has developed, there are many different methods on how online identit... ... middle of paper ... ...rough the use of censorship, the government is now controlling websites which can be built. thus no fake identities or phishing sites. Just reliable sites that you can trust. Throughout the years, as the looming threat of identity theft grew, many people have tried finding different ways of avoiding it while still maintaining the freedom of the internet.