It directly affects the way people look at their government and their regime and their political views. The three countries I talked about use internet censorship however there are differences between them. North Korea is the most extremist country and it is maybe an example of what China and Turkey might be like one day. These countries are all related to each other somehow and
The World Wide Web is censored in order to control the availability to illegal or deceitful information citizens have. Even though Internet and Web are thrown around interchangeably in many situations, there is a difference to distinguish between them. The Internet is a massive network of networks exchanging information together, which links computers together globally. The web is a way of accessing the information available on the Internet through the correct software ("CHM Revolution"). Depending on the country, censorship can be developed into different levels of security.
The Concerns of Internet Censorship As a professional Internet publisher and avid user of the Internet, I have become concerned with laws like the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) that censor free speech on the Internet. By approving the CDA, Congress has established a precedent which condones censorship regulations for the Internet similar to those that exist for traditional broadcast media. Treating the Internet like broadcast media is a grave mistake because the Internet is unlike any information medium that has been created. My concerns about Internet censorship prompted me to write "Internet Censorship is Absurd and Unconstitutional." In the essay, I outline why I believe that the Internet should not be censored in any way for two reasons.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”- Benjamin Franklin. Technically speaking, internet censorship is difficult to achieve. Proponents of this measure seem to have neglected the fact that putting in place a system of surveillance requires the establishment of clear, unalterable rules. But often, such a task can be almost unfeasible since it is quite problematical to define precisely the information that is supposed to be blocked. In the context of hate speech for example, it is important to acknowledge the existence of a line between criticism, whether it is constructive or not, and pure animosity.
The paper finishes by exploring some of the ethical issues raised by Internet privacy and censorship in specific relation to SafeWeb, concluding that the application of SafeWeb in circumventing the authority of governments and corporations is inherently unethical. Part of the allure of the Internet has always been the anonymity it offers its users. As the Internet has grown however, causing capitalists and governments to enter the picture, the old rules are changing fast. E-commerce firms employ the latest technologies to track minute details on customer behavior. The FBI's Carnivore email-tracking system is being increasingly used to infringe on the privacy of netizens.
Taboos are social prohibitions that create difficulties in cooperative relations. Taboss have the three parts which has a prohibition, a punishment for breaking, and protective significance. A taboo can be recognize as a specific actions, thoughts, or actions as being out of bounds, which can create a dividing line of what is acceptable and unacceptable and also have the community to restrict what they seem is appropriate to. Taboos comes with punishment for people who violates. Taboos can have the protection for guarding people from saying or performing something that can offend certain values which can be considered significant in society.
Censorship is an important barrier in our society today. The moral structure of society does depend on valid actions of censorship. Valid actions of censorship in advertisement, education, finances, and in the realm of science censorship is important. Due to history and present events have shown that it is warranted, this keeps a balance in the law of moral restraint. Without censorship there would be total chaos and anarchy throughout our society.
The Internet has grown to be a global network. Just because one country deems something inappropriate does not mean that another will comply with the decision and follow the ruling. If posting pictures of bestiality was banned in China, for example, someone in Switzerland could post those pictures and the Chinese would have access to every single bit of data. Another example, this being completely factual, occurred in Ontario concerning the Karla Homolka/Paul Bernado trial. The courts decided that in order not to influence the jurors outside of the courtroom that a gag order would be put on media coverage of the trial.
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.
Censorship can limit basic human rights, create ignorant and intellectually starved societies, and in some instances give governments absolute political control. Protection from theft demonstrates that internet censorship can work for society in certain capacities. Through electronic mediums, individual users can be targeted by criminals seeking to steal their finances or identities. Information technology is particularly vulnerable when it ... ... middle of paper ... ...king, while ensuring criminals operating child pornography rings cannot access their markets. Additionally, dangerous ideologies and hate speech could have their spread stopped, bolstering national security and maintaining a peaceful, respectful society.