Should governments be allowed to censor internet and web content on grounds of national security?

Asked by: Manan_06
  • Yes if they need to

    The government should have the power to protect people if they need to. If it is found that something on the internet truly is a matter of national security then the government not only has the right to censor it, it has the duty to censor it to protect people.

  • Government is evil

    The Government is working for the illuminati, which is working for the Devil, who setting the stage for the comming of the Dajjal, that is why the government is Zionist and is supporting Israel, so they can get rid of the mosque there (nowzobillah) so the antichrist can come, but Imam Mahdi (as) will come and fight him, and Jesus (as) will return and kill the Dajjal inshallah and then The Day of Judgement will begin after Jesus (as) passes away inlillahewainarajeoon

    All the Righteous will go to heaven

    and all the sinners will burn in hell

    so please become Muslim today and accept Islam as the True Religion then work hard and be a Good Muslim and you shall be in Paradise inshallah

  • No, why just why

    Just no, why would you. Its the kids/teens/adults fault if they see something they didn't want to to see. The government should point that out and ignore all the people that think other wise. By the way I'm under 18 so if i seem stupid you all know why. Bye

  • It would be too costly and against free speech

    It would be impossible for the government of any country to censor the Internet. You can't, mainly because the Internet is a single large entity owned by no person, company or state, and accessible by anyone with an Internet connection. For example, a canadian server cannot be censored by the american government. Also, it would be impossible to find every site that posts things to the Internet that would not be approved by a censorship program. Please note the costs as well. The American government censors television in the U.S. This is also very costly. For arguments for free speech, please see above arguments.

  • Total censorship is impossible.

    I think that there would have to be some pretty extreme justification of "national security" to make such censorship worth promoting. And even then the censorship wouldn't be close to total. Not even the Great Firewall of China is able to completely censor the Internet its people see. Like the old hackers used to say, information wants to be free.

  • No,governments should not be able to censor internet and web content on the basis of national security.

    Free speech is one of the basic tenets of any free society and a great injustice would be done if a government is allowed to practice censorship in the name of national security.If a government is allowed to begin the practice of censorship then they will continue until no civil rights are left.

  • Governments should not be allowed to censor internet and web content on grounds of national security.

    Governments should not be allowed to censor Internet and web content on grounds of national security. This would just increase on the amount of liberty that they would take away from the Internet and sooner or later they would just want more and more. The Internet should remain free and without the government trying to control it.

  • It's Not Needed

    I do not believe governments should be allowed to censor Internet or web content on the grounds of national security. I believe our governments have used the excuse of national security to breach our privacy, as well as to dilute our news outlets. I believe the Internet should not be governed or censored by anyone or any entity.

  • The internet is an extension of free speech

    The Internet is an extension of free speech, and is an incredible boon to the disenfranchised in every country (even those that are free democracy). The Internet should be kept as free as it currently is in civilized countries; there's no excuse for censorship, freedom of speech is too valuable.

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