Necessity of internet censorship today
July 4, 2022
Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population (4.66 billion people) uses the internet.
The censorship of the Internet is a big argument today in the world of computer technology.
Internet censorship has been there for a long time, and it is used by governments, political groups, and sometimes parents. It is the control of what can or cannot be accessed, viewed, or published on the internet.
Censoring of online information has been seen as a threat to freedom of speech. Activists believe that by censoring protected speech on the internet government makes adults see and hear materials that are only suitable for children (Levin, 2010).
One of the greatest dangers is that children can easily access pornographic materials from the internet. Teachers and parents should ensure that they monitor what their children do on the internet (Wilson, 2008).
The government has empowered this body to blacklist all websites that may contain unethical contents such as pornography.
The report found that only a quarter (24%) of the internet’s population had completely free access. Supporters declare that regulating content material in the net is a tremendous way to lessen if not deter illegal activities due to the fact it keeps people from merchandising malicious content material which can without problems impact others if no guidelines are imposed.
Internet censorship provides a firewall against potential hacking attempts. It is rightly seen as a restriction on a person’s freedom. It would also reduce the number of fake news items that are deemed to be real while creating a defence against potential hacking.
Internet censorship could help to reduce identity theft incidents. About 15 million people experience this issue each year.
Internet censorship can stop violence before it starts. Even if the words are just sarcasm or an empty threat, taking content like this seriously allows people to take action if it is deemed necessary.
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