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Question (and I will be tugging strings here) Do you think teenagers killing themsleves because they read a hoax online because they think it's real due to many talking about it, is something we should as a civilized society allow?
Question: Do you think that the free flow of information trumps the individuals need to be protected from harm by their government?
1. Under what auspice woul you standardise censorship?
2. How would you effectively censor an idea or a concept?
3. Would you select a central authority to govern internet content for the world?
1) Do you have a better idea on how to curb the use of the Internet for criminal / terrorist means?
2) If there isn't some sort of censorship, not full but limited, where do you see the net (as it stands now) in ten years?
What is your definition of freedom as it relates to the internet?
What benefits would censorship provide to the average user?
Remember Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
what most people don't realize is that we have a fair amount of it already in place but you never really realize it
So here are the main reasons we need, nay should keep in place some semblance of censorship on the Internet. 1) Protection of minors form exploitation, always a good cause, and the net just makes it easier. 2) protection of the public from threats foreign and domestic, again who can argue this. 3) Protection of the population from life altering hoaxes, we have a big one going right now, get rid of it.. 4) Protecting you, the public from, inane, and possibly dangerous material, that could potentially harm your lives.
The rights of one to free speech end when that speech infringes upon the rights of another.
The true free flowing action of concepts, ideas, information across the world wide web would be truely inhibited if censorship were to rear it's ugly head.
This is my concern. Most every normal persons would find child pornography abhorent. Most every normal persons would find terrorist endorsement sites abhorent.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. To have "absolute control" over the internet would invite certain corruption for the internet