The Ethics Of Internet Censorship

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In recent years, the Internet has expanded to people all over the world giving them abilities to gain information on any region in the world. However, issues have arisen on the basis of pornographic exposure to children, censorship of material given to the people in the society by leaders of their country, and terrorist acts through the Internet. As a result, there is controversy as to whether censorship and control is needed to ensure that morals and ethics are still in place for children. Since the Internet can be seen as a portal that generates many complicated problems, parents feel as if the Internet should be controlled for their children. As the Internet increases and expands daily, new technology arrives and the government tries to…show more content…
That is to say the government’s involvement in the issue is unnecessary as the Internet should be a place where any material can be posted for easy access. In fact, in some cases, pornography sites have a cover page that warns all individuals before entering in case they accidentally came upon the site. If they download these files then they are knowledgeable about the system. This example proves that the Internet should be controlled and censored. China has controlled their online content for many reasons and at the first government-sponsored Internet Conference they stated it is crucial to thwart terrorist attacks in the country. Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote a letter to the conference that the development of the Internet has brought new challenges to national sovereignty, safety and interests and has called for a global effort to build a peaceful and safe Internet…show more content…
The outrage led to deputies removing and softening most of the censorship measures placed but in turn proposed moving some of the measures to existing media laws to achieve some measure of control over dissenting media outlets. International press freedom organizations have called the law a major setback for freedom of information in the Ukraine while Ukrainian journalists accuse the government of exploiting concerns about national security. Oksana Romanyuk, director of the Institute of Mass Information, argued the law was well-intentioned but could have consequences. As a reaction, the parliamentary deputy stated that they were working to exclude the media censorship norms in the law and recognizes that the measures are undemocratic and will amend existing laws
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