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The internet is an invaluable tool for communication and knowledge in the modern age, censoring it would affect what information people receive. It is also a vital tool used in all aspects of our world from economics to social media. Censorship could jeopardize the availability of information to the masses. There are many aspects of internet censorship to consider before coming to a conclusion. “Internet censorship comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes… It ranges from physical attacks on journalists who publish exposés of corruption online, to cyber-attacks on the websites of human rights groups” (Calingaert 1).
The World Wide Web (www) is part of almost everyone’s everyday life. In addition to the uses of computers, we can use our hand held devices to access the internet as well. The ability to have unlimited access to the internet from anywhere at any time has become the cause of a serious addiction that affects about one in every eight Americans; this addiction is referred to as Internet Addiction. Internet addiction is a compulsive behavioral disorder which affects the way a person lives their daily life (Weinstein and Lejoyeux). It causes severe tension on the addict’s family, friends, and work environment.
Internet addiction has become an exceedingly negative power in today's culture. What causes Internet Addiction? Several different causes could be to blame, but one of the most widely believed theories is that of a personality disorder. In the essay entitled "Internet Addiction", Carol Potera says that the,"lone, bored, depress, introverted, lacking self-esteem, or have a history of addictions," are most the most susceptible to this disorder. The people that fall into this category seem to be the most prone to all mental disorders.
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