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sahil1224
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Devnith
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Should the government be able to restrict public information?

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Started: 5/29/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sahil1224

Con

No the government should not be able to restrict public information.
Devnith

Pro

The Government should be able to restrict public information for a limited amount of time for the following arguments.

State technology
The government should be able to restrict information from the public if it is classified technology. For example; If, the Americans released the exact specs' for a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, another government with communist/socialist ideology, for example, the Chinese; would be able to make a complete functional replica and re-distribute it for a fraction of the cost due to their more conservative ideology. This may lead to war if information about technology was freely given

State intelligence
The government should be able to restrict the public in matters of such as major scientific discoveries. For example, the discovery of a super-virus should be heavily restricted from the public, in case any scientist tries to recreate it thus leading to a mass pandemic of a super-virus.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ConserativeDemocrat 12 months ago
ConserativeDemocrat
What is your definition of public information?
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