" Our generation is one known for the internet. Many of us have never known a world without the internet. A good thing about that is that we stay informed on subjects from all around. A bad thing is cyber-bullying and negativity. But no matter what negative or positive place we withhold on the internet, one thing that stays the same is government control. Agencies watch the things we post in order to catch criminals and make sure terrorists have little control in convincing. Now this can be a good thing but if the power goes to far it could be a violation of our rights and privacy. Which goes against the constitution. The government should have limits to how much power they have on the internet for the safety and rights of our people. A good thing is to realize what rights we have on the internet and watch what we post. For example, lets say the government had complete control over what we post, see, and talk about. That they could see every activity we have committed on the internet. If they had that amount of control it would be crushing. We would no longer be able to post opinions online if the government didn 't approve. Which would violate our freedom of speech and freedom of press. Now the government should have control to the extent where they aren 't taking down opinions and posts because they don 't like it. Thankfully the government has restrictions on what they can do to the internet. They cannot take down opinions but they do have access to our
In this article, “Lets Kids Run Wild Online” by Danah Boyd, Boyd explains how parents are mistreating teenagers when using the internet. Explaining how “helicopter parents” are restricting access to certain media and limiting their overall use of the internet. Parents being feared that their children will encounter dangers while using the internet block and limit access to many sites. I for one am against parents restricting access to social media and the rest of the internet as it could stunt their performance as an adult when growing up, as they could not have essential skills that they should have learned in their teen years.
Do you ever feel like someone’s watching you? We may not see it, but government surveillance has skyrocketed throughout the years. Anything that we do with our electronic devices can be monitored by the government. Our privacy can be intruded on and we don’t even have a clue. Once our information is in the government’s hands, it can be spread widely and kept for years, and the rules about access and use can be changed entirely in secret without the public ever knowing.
We the people are being monitored and controlled every day by “Big Brother” or what we call it our government. Our society today is also filled with false information and fake news. Michiko Kakutani says it best in the article, “It’s an era in which misinformation and fake news have proliferated on the web.” Since it is difficult to determine what is fake or real news it keeps people uninformed, which could be an advantage to the government. By the people not knowing the real news or by being distracted by the fake news makes it ten times easier for the government to get away with scandals, actions, decisions, and much more.
Government is called to dictate internet content when one incites people to violence with his speech, however, it needs to be a true threat which includes immediacy and an actual intent. For instance, during the Vietnam War, a man expressed that “if he got drafted, his first bullet would be for President Johnson.” The Court detected no threat nor any real intent in the context, therefore, the government had no need to monitor what was being said. If the speech did not pose any likely threats but was regulated by the government, one’s freedom of
The government has many tools in looking into people's information but the government doesn't realize that it is violating the 4th amendment by using the resources they have in looking into suspected people and that's the reason why we cannot trust our information to be safe with the government either way. David Cole, a lawyer who teaches constitutional law and national security at Georgetown University, and other legal analysts says that, “The world of computers has weakened the Fourth Amendment. " In the modern digital age, it means very, very little. "(citation). The reason why he says this is because, before we had computers, no one knew who we were seeing or where we were going throughout the day, but if someone were to know they would have to wiretap our things to know.
The Freedom of Speech is the First Amendment in the supreme law of the land. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Therefore, internet traffic is covered by a minimum of two constitutional rights. The internet is part of society now, and the government authorities have no jurisdiction to search and seize personal information without proof that a crime was committed.
Most people might believe the opposite of Carr's perspective, but Nicholas Carr has a strong opinion on the internet and why it is altering the way people view the world. It is said throughout the article that the internet is causing people to lack the ability to learn on their own. As most people today rely on the internet to tell them anything they need to know. Although the internet is supplying people with the information that they are requesting, they forget everything they read on the internet because they know that they can just go back to a search engine and look it up again. Carr also believes that the internet is making people less able to form their own opinions and think critically as they just believe whatever they read on the internet.
“The Internet, an immeasurably powerful computing system, is subsuming most of our other intellectual technologies. It’s becoming our map and our clock, our printing press and our typewriter, our calculator and our telephone, and our radio and TV” (Car). Still the internet isn’t becoming everything. The internet doesn’t give us access to print out our clothing or our food and beverages. We physically have to go out and get it ourselves, or order these online through the Internet.
This completely takes away a person’s right to privacy. The government has access search anyone’s internet or library records. Taking away someone’s right to read what they please also takes away the freedom of writing about controversial topics since anyone who reads it is intimidated by the government (Jacobs and
In the united states today the government has so much power than what people may think. They have control over innocent citizens. The kind of power the government has over us has gotten to a limit where now they know where we are at and all of our private information safe on our cell phones. George Orwell’s novel 1984 gives a great example of how the government controls the people. In the novel they tell us about the government from Oceania, and how they control every single second of the citizens’ lives.
What freedom of expression means is that everyone is allowed to express their opinions in whatever way they see fit without restraint, suppressions or penalty from the government. The people should freely be able to look at information and ideas. If a government manipulates opinions and ideas of the citizens by limiting their accessibility to information and using bias, it would be a violation of their right to freedom of
Filtering A key aspect of control online is that states have defied the cyber-libertarians by asserting control over the online acts of their own citizens in their home state. The manner in which this control is exercised varies. Sometimes the law pressures citizens to refrain from performing a certain activity online, such as accessing or publishing certain material. Sometimes the state takes control into its own hands by erecting technological or other barriers within its confines to stop the flow of bits from one recipient to another.