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Is the internet a tool for the government?

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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 03:47 PM
Hi guys, I had an idea last nite while search for different things. Ever wonder why there are so many things on the net that are just plain lies? Does anyone think it's distraction on just purposeful disinformation/misinformation? Or that's how most people are on the web? What does everyone think? With net neutrality rearing it's ugly head, there's alot of people out there whohave websites that don't give a damn about any kind of truth.

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 03:49 PM
reply to post by malakiem

There is a Net Nanny to limit what sites are available.

But there is no Liar Nanny .

People are prone to exxagerate , lie , tell falsehoods.

So, A open venue like the Net is a Perfect Storm for them.

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 03:55 PM
internet is a tool for every single person on the planet

and yes, it can be used in bad ways but thats life, deal with it

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:20 PM
The internet does far more good than harm by providing access to all sides of information.
Now this doesn't serve the agenda of our increasingly notorious president and his globalist/ socialist pals, but even if the internet was taken down, I don't think the genie can be put back in the bottle- not without destroying some of the wealthiest & most powerful corporations in the world.
Damn, watching them devour each other would make a good show! :popcorn:

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:23 PM
What is funny about that statement, as far as the Internet being a tool for the Government is that the Internet was actually funded and started by the US Govt. defense department.

It was called ARPANET.

ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense, was the world's first operational packet switching network, and the predecessor of the contemporary global Internet. The packet switching of the ARPANET was based on designs by Lawrence Roberts, of the Lincoln Laboratory.[1]

Granted that this was all text based communication but all in all it is essentially what we are doing here on ATS.

As far as a response to your question .....Absolutely.

I have worked in the computer industry for a good 20 years now. And one of the many projects in which I worked was for the NSA who bought huge storage arrays of hard disks used to store information they were streaming off of communication links.
I would not doubt that the internet might have been one of them.

posted on Nov, 14 2010 @ 09:39 AM

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