Internet Censorship

Tuesday, 21 February 2006

By Davyd ‘Hu

I have been reading a lot about this hot issue lately, and I am discusted. I am against most forms of any internet censorship. I don’t have a problem with public schools having some sort of program that moniters users in their own system, but I don’t think that public libraries should have them. I also think that it is the parents right to have some sort of internet filter on their home computer, for their kids, or even theirselves. But I believe it is wrong for the government to moniter and censor the internet for everybody, like they are doing in China, Iran, Burma, and other countries. One of the worst things about this is that these governments are being aided by american companies, such as yahoo and google. These companies might censor any website that has information about religious or government issues, and even might give personal information about users who look at  “forbidden” material to the government, which might lead to their arrest. I believe that this is in violation of freedom of speech, and basic human rights. Something has to be done, and american companies need to stop helping opressive governments.

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