In 2014, the ‘Repoters of Without Borderes’ presented ‘Enemies of the Internet’. Among the 20 Internet Enemies, 11 communities is located in Asia. In Vietnam, one of the Asian countries which harsh Internet Censorship is being enforced, under Vietnamese Penal Code’s Articles 79 and 88 for “subversion” and “conducting propaganda against the state,” interrupting from their online activity on human rights issues, including multi-party democracy and democratic reform, religious freedom, freedom of expression, speech, and press. (‘Enemies of the Internet’) Moreover, our sibling country, North Korea is considered the top Censoring country. Their co control over the media and Internet became evident during the events surrounding the death of Kim Jong-il and the meticulous staging of his succession.
Censorship has played a very effective role in society, government and our social media, but it’s affecting a lot more than just that. What role does censorship play in America and what guidelines should be used to ban books, videos, and articles written produced for public use? Mrs. Winstead says, “I think it is absolutely necessary for us to ‘self-censor’ meaning that we should all be able to decide what we want to read, listen to and create.” Jared Harter says, “Some things should be censored, because they might be too ‘inappropriate’ for certain age groups”, and that lawmakers SHOULD have the ability to censor material they find inappropriate. Censorship while it always includes limiting or eliminating access to certain thoughts or resources, includes some approaches. Censorship has tailed the free expressions of men and women throughout history.
According to Sean Fitzpatrick, , “From conflicting Benghazi reports to misleading Trayvon photographs, the media regularly and unabashedly fabricates, falsifies, and manipulates according to the agenda du jour.” . The U.S media shares a strong similarity with the Ministry of Truth as they both engage in rewriting reality to the need of those in power. Likewise, similar actions are occurring in China. According to E.H., author of “They both alter Economist Explains; How Does China Censors The Internet”, “ Google is not blocked entirely; instead, users who search for banned keywords are blocked from Google for 90 seconds …. blog posts and other content pre-emptively to avoid trouble with the authorities”.
These action not only happened in the modern day but happened in the past. In the 20th century One of the fundamental structures of the modern state is the monopoly of legal violence in society. Monopolies are usually exercised by a criminal justice system which make police violence as part of the government. Moreover, bizarre that anyone that nearly all historians skip over the topic but can be learned from Marilynn S. Johnson Street that abusive police are always on the people's mind which is as important as New York. The Johnson’s history of police violence in the largest city in America begins with the repairs between Americans and their historians.
The major problems with unrestricted guns and assault rifles are that they are commonly used in homicides in the households usually obtained illegally or are left. This contradicts the notion about “more guns equals less crime” as said by a recent pro-gun study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. (BBC News) President Obama spoke out on the problem we citizens have concerning gun laws. He attempted to create a ban on military-style assault rifles during his presidency. He called out for a stricter gun control, which is exactly what the world needs right now.
The People’s Republic of China, governed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has arguably one of the most restrictive media systems in the world. The government censors all venues of media to maintain its monopoly on power and information while pushing ambitious economic modernization reforms. The media system in China is very different, but not totally different from the systems in all other countries in the world. The media system in China is a combination of different media philosophies and the result of the long history of Chinese civilization. In this system, the Chinese Communist Party, government, private enterprises, media professionals, public individuals and Chinese culture play different roles and provide different forces from
In today’s society, technology has played a major role in influencing the way we argue and disagree with one another. In “Fighting Words: Why Our Public Disclosure Must Change” essay by Kelby Carlson, the idea of the media and technology is ruining the way people interact with each other during arguments. From political debates, discussions between talk show hosts, and even extreme arguments on reality TV shows, Americans demonstrate arguing in the most confrontational and aggressive way. Carlson believes that television and other sources of technology, like Facebook, has developed a “word-oriented culture” and made arguments more common to the public than ever (Carlson,
With a government such as theirs, they are able to take strict control over communications. It is also a fact that their president sent out an order to switch computer to type writers in universities, because of security purposes. Another country that regulates their censorship is Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government has progressively intensified legal repression since the Arab Spring. The website, Committee to Protect Journalists (2015) mentioned the
The party controls the information that they want people know. Which in turn helps in controlling the citizen’s thoughts. In the year 2013 in modern times there are lots of conspiracy theories about the government controlling the media. Later that year, three ‘government scandals’ are released and “The corporate media is now openly admitting that they are in fact controlled stenographers that do nothing more than echo pre-scripted narratives outlined in talking points created by the rulers of America’s shadow government. (Higgins, Alexander)”.
Media pluralism or content diversity is one of the most essential features in a democracy as the people require a variety of contending viewpoints to consolidate perceptions of nation-wide aspects (Hrvatin 2004). Nonetheless, it has been suggested that human agency in the media industry has gradually been manipulated due to political or economic affiliations, which may result in the dissemination of biased or even fraudulent information. For example, Groseclose (2003) stated in a piece of quantitative research that during the period of time between 1993 and 2002, a staggering prejudice can be observed – 4991 sentences and only 2111 sentences respectively from Conservative and Liberal think tanks were cited in the articles of Fox News, which
The article, The Things People Say, written by Elizabeth Kolbert examines the consequences of group polarization by utilizing the outbreak surrounding President Obama’s birthplace and citizenship. During the 2008 elections, the media played a huge role in spreading the concept that President Obama was not born in the United States and that the birth certificate he revealed was a fake. The author analyzes not only the falsification of the story itself, but also the larger idea regarding the internet’s interference with extremism that can cause misinformation. The tone that was used by the author proved most evident when examining this article. The author combines a serious nature with a sarcastic tone to both prove her argument and demean the underlying story.
For example, there are some rules or laws that prohibit United States law enforcement or even our FBI to arrest organized crime group who internationalized their schemes in other countries. Moreover, I think technological advances, also, make infiltration harder. It is because organized crime group can gain any information they want with the use of the modern technologies such as internet. Internet in this era is a very powerful tool to search about people from their age, sex, address, family members, and even occupations, and this why I think Donnie Brasco with fail because if the organized group is not sure about him they can just use the internet or the power of technology to find out who he really
The bi-partisan government in the United States of America is further divided by the ways of the internet. The internet only makes it more readily available to find false information to prove your side of the arguement right.In the article titled “The Things People Say: Rumors in an age of unreason,” published in The New Yorker (November 2009), staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert discusses The spread of rumors across the internet and how it further divides the bipartisan government and argues that due to the filtering of ideas people are more likely to go against evidence when there are people that support their opinions. The author supports this claim by providing examples such as the study done in 1970, quoting multiple sources beyond her political
These attacks were initiated by criminal gangs, computer hackers and even foreign governments. For example The York Times and The Wall Street Journal have been victims of computer hacking traced back to China. The depth of the attack imposed on the New York Times had the potential to completely destroy its entire computer network. However, cyber-attacks are not limited to news media outlets. General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, stated that cyber-attacks are "causing 'the greatest transfer of wealth in history '" and estimated that the global cost of cybercrimes is $1 trillion.
But still a problem lies in the stories that the network decides to cover. If a story might cause damage to an ideological interest of a network they might not cover it. This problem remains in both the left-wing and right-wing media. The only solution lies in the democratization of the news medium by the internet. If everyone has the power to report lies and injustice, then the world can become a more transparent