Governments Censoring Internet Content

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This paper explores the pros and cons of government involvement in controlling the content of the Internet. Everyday technology is getting more sophisticated, meaning that nowadays it is easy to explore about a certain issue via online connection and be near the world. In the present, as long as you have Internet connection, you have the ability to have access to all kind of information that is posted on Internet. There is a huge debate whether internet should be regulated or not, and this is excepted to continue in the upcoming years. Those who support the information epoch, tend to consider Internet to be essential and productive in educating its population. However, those who don’t favor content on the internet want to build limitations since they think that some of the content is unnecessary and which might have the power to negatively influence people. As a matter of fact, some of the governments don’t find reasonable for all the information to be posted on Internet, thus they want to censor some of it based on their beliefs. In this case, government as the ruling power selects certain issues, which they think might harm national prosperity. But, this action leads to empowering more the government and leave citizens behind. Llog time ago, our word have suffered form inequalities and now its time to respect and give everyone equal voice. Democracy is what the world values and aimed to achieve throughout years. Freedom of speech and equity is what people have always needed and are willing to fight for no matter what. As long as government tries to do the opposite, then there would be conflicts and disappointments among population. The Internet is a free domain as it should remain as such. Therefore, it can be argued that gove... ... middle of paper ... ... censorship in the Internet. International Journal of Management & Information Systems (Online), 17(4), 251. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.rit.edu/docview/1442470875?accountid=108 Subramanian, R. (2011). The growth of global Internet censorship and circumvention: A survey. Communications of the IIMA, 11(2), 69-90. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.rit.edu/docview/1350959847?accountid=1082011 Leatherman, Brain. (1999).Internet Censorship and the Freedom of Speech. American University. Washington, DC China vs. the internet.(2010, Mar 25). Los Angeles Times, Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.rit.edu/docview/422333964?accountid=108 Stop radicals' terrorist rants by censoring the internet.(2013, Apr 27). Daily Record, pp. 6. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.rit.edu/docview/1348123386?accountid=108

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