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asdfgasdf
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massive_loads
Con (against)

Internet Censorship is a crime against humanity.

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Started: 1/11/2018 Category: Technology
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Debating Period
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asdfgasdf

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The very first YouTube video, Me at the Zoo, was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and by June, 2006, there were over 65000 new videos being uploaded every day. Fourteen billion videos were viewed in May, 2010. This five year growth is a modern miracle in computer technology.

Unfortunately, there is a downside to YouTube's quick growth. Not all people who upload videos are nice, respectful people. Bullies use YouTube to attack their victims, and terrorists use YouTube to spread their hate. Technology of this size that has grown so quickly needs strict controls to protect people as well as governments from possible harm.

YouTube tries to keep the website clear of violence and illegal acts in their Terms of Agreement. This contract must be read and accepted before any individual uploads a people do not read these terms. If someone believes that a video is illegal or violates the terms, they flag the video. It's not taken down until an employee views the video and determines that it has broken the contract.

According to the YouTube website, 'People are watching 2 billion videos a day on YouTube and uploading hundreds of thousands of videos daily. In fact, every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube,' With these numbers, there is no way that YouTube can filter all offensive or illegal videos. If YouTube cannot censor itself, the government should.

Some countries have already started censoring the popular website. The government of Australia has passed a cyber safety law that protects children, who use the Internet. In July 2010, eleven year old Jessi Slaughter was being bullied by classmates on YouTube. She thought the only way to handle the problem was to attack back. Jessi uploaded her own video threatening to shoot the others in the head. Her father even joined her on the video making the threat more real. Australia's new policy should limit cyber bullying of this kind. Due to a number teen suicides in 2010, community leaders across the U.S. are also looking at ways to calm the hate videos in YouTube.

This means only not YouTube, but any other social media websites or any programs. People need to censor all over the media, and it is frantic.



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Posted by FanboyMctroll 6 months ago
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So are you for censorship or against it?
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