Some believe this is an infringement of free speech, while others find censorship of the internet a necessary evil in today’s cyber world. When you take an in-depth look at what is readily available on the internet it should make you wonder what should be available and what should not; however, we must always understand the information that is available on the internet can be a valid source of entertainment, education and an example of free speech. The entertainment value of the internet is ever evolving. The fact of the matter is that people of all ages use the internet for entertainment. Some of us read the newspaper for entertainment and the internet makes it possible to read articles from many newspapers without ever leaving our homes.
Some of the media reports on the consequences of internet addiction are constructed to make the news appealing. Media studies indicate that media reports focusing on pornography’s additive possibility claim ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion, it’s difficult to make a clear cut between normative use of internet and internet addiction. Work Cited Bocij, Paul. “The Dark Side of the Internet: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Online Criminals.” Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2006. Brian, D Ng.
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.
It is more common to see these types of acts nowadays, even though we are more educated on the matter. It may be that “people use the internet as an artificial platform to express their emotions” including anger and racism. In an article published in the UK, Shakuntala Banaji claims Social Media is a “potentially therapeutic resource, for those needing the validation of their racist or anti-racist views”. (Shakuntala n.p.) Based on Shakuntala’s observation, technology is playing an instigative role in this phenomenon.
6.Jacobs, James B. “Hate Crime Legislation: Challenging Intolerance.” Current Sep. 1992: 7.Jost, Kenneth. “Hate Crimes.” The CQ Researcher Jan.8, 1993 8.McCafferty, Dennis “WWW.HATE.COMES TO YOUR HOME: Is it Free Speech? Or Does it Incite Violence?” USA Weekend March 26-28: 6-7 9.McCarthy, Sarah J. “Fertile Ground For Terrorist?” Humanist Jan./Feb.
Some specialists suggest sharing private data, for example, addresses and schedules, leads to increased vulnerability of users and they become easily trackable for stalkers (Acquisti and Gross, 2006; Jones and Soltren, 2005). Worth noting is the fact that using Facebook and sharing seemingly innocent content can have a huge impact on one’s life outside social media. Debatin et al. (2009, p. 97) state that Facebook incites rumours and gossips, however, many users often regard it as a minor side effect. Ordinarily, the problem of social privacy is caused by a wide range of ‘friends’ – from schoolmates to family members and acquaintances.
Regarding the fact that most of these threats made are not acted upon in real life, the online society attempts to normalize these acts of aggression as if they don’t mean anything. Addictive behavior on social media can result in inflated self-esteem and narcissistic behavior. People who have narcissistic views have been shown to have more friends on Facebook. This is possibly due to having more pictures of themselves and their own personal
Filtering affects everybody, not just students “working” on projects. Furthermore, Crump also mentions “It’s a disservice to both students and research to deprive them of access to the uncensored internet, which is the most powerful and democratic forum for speech ever invented.”(Crump 2). It is a troubling thing when you need to know a certain somethi... ... middle of paper ... ...low the easiness of researching topics. Works cited Kang, Jerry. “Internet and Freedom of Speech” Encyclopedia of the American Constitution www.Dogpile.com.
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. Since the Digital Copyright Millennium Act, internet became more restricted. However, this wasn't so much of a problem because, firstly the internet usage wasn't as common as nowadays, and secondly because the new internet regulations are far more restrictive if not totally limiting to the freedom of the internet. SOPA and PIPA are copyright legislations that fight against online piracy by blocking access to websites judged as insecure, and seek court orders against websites "enabling or facilitating piracy" (BBC, 2012:1). It is war between individuals fighting for global freedom and authorities striving for global security against crimes of copyright infringement.
Although it may be easier to gain popularity faster by doing so, once a person posts something on the internet it cannot be undone. Besides being obsessed with being famous on social media, another negative cause of social media is cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullying is one of the biggest negative causes of social media. People of all age groups use