Debate - the Internet Brings More Harm Than Good Essay

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THBT that the internet brings more harm than good.

Examples of harm:
1. Pornography - a lot of rapists and sexual offenders start off with pornography
2. Horror - screamers and horror movies, that traumatize people, especially children
3. Violence and gore - movies that contain excessive amounts of violence and gore
4. cyber bullying - social networks or blogs flaming or flaming through gaming
5. leaking personal information accidentally through social networks
6. false information - websites that give wrong information
7. involvement in criminal acts, such as piracy
8. Cheat money - black markets

Proposition:

1st Speaker: Kai Jie 4 5 6 7
2nd Speaker: Anton 1 2 3
3rd Speaker: Jared 8 9
Reply Speaker: Anton
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With the aid of the Internet then, we are symbolically sleepwalking into a big brother style existence, in an information age all data about ourselves is an important asset and one which needs defending. The infringement and degradation of our privacy as a side-result of the Internet should be of great concern, and it is potentially one of the most detrimental effects the Internet could have on society.

The third reason why we agree with the motion that the internet does more harm than good is because the Internet has become a major source of information for many people. However, online information has usually not gone through the same checks as newspaper articles, books or factual television programming. There is a higher risk that some of the facts or quotations from a particular source in an article are false. Whereas newspapers might lose customers if people find out they have been ‘selling lies’, a blog and other online content can be easily created and uploaded as well as just as quickly being deleted. If people base their opinions on the information they find online, they could well be basing their opinion on false information. Since the Internet gives equal space to material of greatly varying quality, the degree to which the internet can been viewed as being a total force for good is drawn into question. If an informed society is an

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