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Should the government filter content posted online?

Asked by: visichan
  • Yes laws should apply

    Yes the government should have the right to censor what is online .The internet should not be free of laws that guide a nation. If the material online is breaking the laws of the nation or putting the government at risk they should step in and censor the material online.

  • The government should filter content posted online.

    The government should filter content posted online if it is dangerous to society. Although most information is innocuous, materials that can be used to hurt others should not be allowed. For example, instructions on how to create bombs of commit terrorist acts serves no purpose and should be promptly removed from the Internet.

  • Governments should not filter content posted online

    The government should not filter content posted online. This is because of the fact that nothing should be censored. Censorship and filters take away from the rights of people to truths and things that should be known or seen by everybody. Censorship is tyrrany and should be avoided at all costs.

  • No Government Filters!

    The government of each country shouldn't filter content posted online for any reason. China and Iran are notorious for taking such actions, and the United States has been known to do so from time to time. However, such actions are unjust and the Internet should be filled with unfiltered information more often than not.

  • The web should not be filtered

    No, I do not believe that online content should be filtered by the government. We all know that there are things on the web that may be true, false, and sometimes dangerous. With this knowledge we should filter what can and can not be accessed within our homes or private areas. Some things should not include the government and the Internet is one of those.

  • Censorship, Constutution, Unamerican

    That is a clear violation of the Constitution, which is being ignored by the big government democrats and republicans now. Blast the 50 word count.Blast the 50 word count.Blast the 50 word count.Blast the 50 word count.Blast the 50 word count.Blast the 50 word count.Blast the 50 word count.Blast the 50 word count.Blast the 50 word count.

  • Can't trust the government with censorship. Can't trust the government with money.

    Can't trust the government with secretive military budgets. Can't trust the government with representative democracy. Can't trust the government with diplomacy. Can't trust the government with guns. The bottom line is that constitutional republics are in an obvious state of distress when there is a strong central government at all.

  • Not at all.

    In my opinion, I don't see what right the government has to do such a thing, or what authority they have on the internet. The internet is not owned by any governments, and why should the American government be special in this regard? The internet contains people from all across the planet, so if the government were to somehow seize control, why should the American government be the only one to do so?

  • Gov should not filter content posted online.

    (P.S. Esp political content. Classified national information is not included.However, if you have relating opinions, please feel free to post it out!~~)
    i) Apparently the freedom of speech has include the right to put opinions online. To breach this rule means the gov breaches the constitution. (i am really not an expert of the international laws and the likes, but i think that going against the constitution undercut the gov's legitimacy... Well, if you are familiar with related area and knowledge, please post your opinion, thnx~!)
    ii) Filtering content online will make it hard, even impossible for people to express their opinions clearly and freely. In time, this will hurt their critical thinking ability and eventually make them hard to analyse social events. However, these two ability are very important for us to be an active and responsible citizen. In conclusion, filtering web messages will lead to the decline of civic awareness.
    Iii) to be continued~


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