Why Is Internet Censorship?

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The debate over whether governments should execute censorship has grown more contencious. Cultural development, entertainment and other aspects are actively or negatively influenced by large amounts of uncontrollable information. Whether governments set up censorship to Internet and other relative territories? Ideally, appropriate censorship is helpful, such as to social safety, teens’ education and art development. However, if governments unduly employ censorship, there also are some issues happened. Social stability partly depends on information dissemination, although limiting information could keep society safe, citizens cannot obtain their freedom. Teens now overly rely on Internet for their study and entertainment, but unhealthy images …show more content…
Some of opinons suggest that viewing pornography is the right of individual choice. For instance, in American constitution, it clearly states that opinions and judgements can be freely expressed, which means individual has freedom to decide their decisions whether watch pornography (Volokh, 2005, p.87). However, materials with pornography have occupied a large part in Internet, so that these information will spread to more people in society, and then some of them will be potential cicriminals. For instance, people access webpages with pornography, especially children, they would be negatively influced by implied messages. Accordin to The Kaiser Family Foundation’s study on teen’s use of the Internet, the reports show that 59% of informant think that pornography webpages will encourage teenagers to have sex before the legal age (Flores, p. 81). Censorship is same as debate of banning smokeing. It is unnecessary that governments cannot execute this amendment, they can only give some tips about that smoking is unhealthy and allow peole decide whether smoke or not. It is true that viewing information is people’s freedom, the governments should only remind which information is unhealthy to …show more content…
Two conceptions of art and entertainment are often confused, thus these works would be regarded as pornographic content, when artists create the works including body art or updating thinking. For example, distinguishing both the conceptions is tricky, especailly defininng the content with sexual components. Now in some countries, they have had laws to against “the content” in art and entertainment. The laws show that if content includes sexy images or relative components, so that people who disseminate these would be punished (Heins, 1998, p.4). However, in the territory of art, sex, sin and negative thouhgts have increasingly become a main social issue (Heins, 1998, p1). By setting up censorship to libraries in schools, studnets can be avoided to unwittingly obtain some books including dirty words or etreme thoughts, when these are not of this age people in need (Heins, 1988, p.2). Although censorship to art can limit so-called sexy information, it can block cultural development. Art acts as an vital role, as it explores our society and stimulates humans’ development in a variety of territories (Heins, 1998, p.5). All in all, it is nessisary that the governments should endow artists’ expression

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