Essay How Politics Affect the Internet
The purpose of this essay, in the other hand, is to look at how politics affect the internet, or in other words, what is the ideology of the internet. This question was first addressed in the ‘90s, when Gary Kamiya, co-founder of the news website salon.com, argued that “if there is a default ideology in cyberspace, it is libertarianism” (Myszewsky, 2003).
This argument was highly debated over the past twenty years, and it is a very complex …show more content…
The libertarian political ideology is largely based on the liberal tradition, particularly on philosopher such as John Locke and Immanuel Kant. Locke’s philosophy introduced the concept of natural rights, the idea that humans are born with a specific set of rights that are moral and universal. These rights, for Locke, are life, liberty and property. Kant’s moral law was based on the idea of never consider humans as means but always as ends (Hoffman and Graham, 2009). Building from this tradition, Robert Nozick wrote the book that is usually considered the main