• Yes it should be regulated

    The internet should be regulated just like television. Children should not be able to have access to free porn; people should not be able to ruin someone's life or career with postings and articles on Google; people should not be able to have access to all of your PRIVATE information.

  • The Internet should absolutely be regulated.

    People should use the Internet to do research, write e-mails but not be able to use it as a weapon to cyber bully kids, adults and business. Many people these days are just cowards, hiding behind the Internet and posting nonsense. This should be banned. People need to get a life and not destroy lives of others. There is no social responsibility or accountability any longer. Where will this all lead to? We are supposed to be civilized and not junk, yet the world is turning for the worse it seems. These "freedoms" don't lead to anything positive. Use the Internet properly but not to vent anger.

  • Born to Porn

    Yes, the Internet should be regulated. At the moment the unrestricted access to information allows for free speech and in the right place this should be allowed. However, what many advocates of free speech fail to see is that the information, knowledge and data sometimes communicates with the wrong people. For example Porn sites are supposed to be restricted to the over 18s, yet we accept that under 18s will access them. Would it be right for your 14 year old daughter to see pornographic images? Probably not.

    Can we rely on parent's to make sure these images are not accessed by their under-age children? Probably not

    Do people who advocate that the Internet should not be regulated feel that this is acceptable and an inevitable part of unregulated Internet access? Probably.

    Parent's can regulate their child's online activity whilst in the home, but with the amount of free WiFi access around cannot regulate them when away from the home.

    We need Internet regulation to keep vulnerable members of society protected from the information that could harm them.

    Should the Government regulate the net?

    Of course they should. Who else would we trust to do such a job?

  • I would like an internet that separates between porn/gambling and general sites.

    Pornography is destructive, it ruins peoples lives. Therefore, all porn sites or gambling sites should be forced to have an EFFECTIVE "Prove you're 18" type of entrance without showing lewd pictures on the cover page. I think the majority of internet users wouldn't mind posting their adult content appropriately if so instructed.

  • Too Much Trash

    I am a retired military member. I served 20 years defending the rights and liberties that so many people abuse or take for granted. I personally believe that some limitations should be put on the internet. There is as much misinformation on the net as good information...Heck, probably more. People will write things that they wouldn't normally say to someone. If someone's name, picture, or video is used in any article, the person it is about should be notified and and given the opportunity to approve or disapprove the information before the page is published. Porn, hate groups, terrorist tips, weapons, drugs, and the like should not be so easily available to anyone who uses the internet. Anyone can lie about their age and gain access to information or products that they should not have access to. Just saying...The general public is not responsible enough to use the internet safely or correctly. Limit it now before it's too late. Laws need to be put into place to protect our children, the irresponsible, and the ignorant.

  • The internet should be regulated by the government to a certain extent.

    In my opinion, it should be somewhat regulated. I'm more on the yes side because sure everyone deserves their privacy, but there's children out there that have access to anything that is viewable on the web. Whether it be something educational, to something censored or nudity involved, children shouldn't be able to view this at their expense. The internet should be controlled by the government to provide a friendly and free internet service.

  • The internet should be regulated in the same way that society is.

    The internet should be regulated by the government, just as other venues of media and commerce are. There is no plausible reason that something on the internet should be exempt from Intellectual property and commercial laws, as well as laws that cover other forms of media such as television and radio. The very real and dangerous presence of illegal images such as child pornography and voyeuristic videos alone are a reason that the web should not be a free-for-all. The internet should mirror society at large -- while free speech and liberties are important, we acknowledge a social contract to give up a little of our liberties in exchange for certain protections. There is nothing unusual or nefarious about that.

  • It could prevent life-ruining crimes.

    You have your right to an opinion yes, by all means. As do you have a right to express it. And I think that no government should make any attempts as to censor articles regarding political, religious or other kinds of opinion. Nor should there be taxes. And porn is a matter of parental control, and not a national issue.
    My religion aside, there are no reason porn should be made illegal given it is fully legal, and everyone involved is in on it by choise.
    But what is I told you that where a lot of the porn you see, the girl is raped. Human trafficking is a industry, like drugs, only far more unethical. Young girl, perhaps younger than 10 yrs old can be kidnapped and become a piece of merchandise. And by government regulations, this can be stopped, alongside child-pornography, and other extremely unechtical uses.
    Everything illegal in the real life should be illegal on the web, and everything legal (for example express yourself) should be legal here.

  • I am young

    I don't want to see yucky sites even Facebook is to far so it should be regulated only if they want if for example young kid like me but either way people will still put yucky and gross stuff on the internet so it doenst really matter but it should just because of the young kids

  • Regulation by its very nature sets limits to freedom, which is the most basic principle of democratic societies

    There is a contradiction intrinsic to the notion of regulating what are supposed to be the free means of expression and information in a modern society. Dennis McQuail stated that “Regulation by its very nature sets limits to freedom, which is the most basic principle of democratic societies.” At the very least, this means that there have to be clear and convincing reasons for tougher regulation, and although we can give general justifications for regulation that help to reconcile it with principles of freedom and democracy, we cannot escape from this underlying tension. The advancement in technology and the exponential growth in the online industry as well as the demand for innovative information deregulation and low monitored regulations however break the barriers that stifle the online industry and enhance its growth.

  • Censorship denies freedom of speech and suppresses alternative viewpoints

    Given that new media is prevalent in the more developed parts of the world, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs explains that freedom of speech then becomes more important, Since the individual’s basic needs have been met
    Moreover, Censorship in today’s world will only deny the populace healthy, Intellectual debate and challenging of dominant narratives
    According to Mill’s liberty principle, This repression of alternative narratives may cost the chance of the truth surfacing, Or may deny the people a chance to reaffirm their beliefs. Of course, This theory works on the assumption that the populace is mature and rational enough to discern the truth. If we contextualise censorship in the age of new media, It can be fairly argued that, In this case, The truth will prevail in the hands on an educated and intellectual populace.

  • Regulation is Censorship.

    So what regulations should be set in place? Who will decide this? China? America? North Korea? These are all legitimate governments.

    What if the government bans something you like? Examples include your values, Your hobby, Your political views, Your religious beliefs? Certain keywords and phrases?

    What about your uncensored thoughts and genuine, But unpopular, Concerns that you are banned from communicating in public for fear of backlash? I grew up in the 90's where it was a free for all where people swore, Trolled and flamed all day long and basically did and said whatever they wanted. People were brutally honest, It was anonymous, It was wild, It was crazy, It was true-freedom but most of all, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! I'm saddened to see what it has become. The internet was where people go to do and say the things they can't do in civil society. The perfect outlet. There are no/very few clearweb websites that allow this sort of behaviour anymore. It was horrible watching people slowly get squeezed off of one platform after another one by censors banning everyone who use 'outdated language or "offensive" words (even in context such as talking about dog breeding but not being able to say b****). What if I don't want my content to be censored or filtered by anyone but me? What if I don't want my identity revealed, Monitored, Controlled, Diverted?

    As far as I'm concerned, The internet is not located inside any one country so therefore it should be treated like international waters. What happens online is not the governments business. Governments should have no say in what goes on there.

    If you don't like certain content, You can download one of the many, Many, Many free family friendly filters for your web browser. Some filters even allow you to filter out multiple websites and keywords.
    So for example, If you only want to see child friendly content, You can set your filter to that. Regulate yourself if you want regulation. It should be up to the individual to decide what content they view and not up to a government trying to protect it's image.

    As for child abuse: We need to have a culture of reporting any and all potentially illegal activity must be stopped in the country where it originated.

  • Honestly, Who cares?

    Yes I know children see things, That life they will find out eventually from curiosity or from there friends, That`s why I say no because their friends will show them, They will ask you, They will find or trip onto it eventually that is just life not a need to regulate the internet.

  • Cids ned it

    Because if we don't regulate the internet it can break friendships since kids need to be active on snap to reply to there friends messages or if they don't the person who sent it might say well if they are my friend they would look at my message so it can cause arguments so it should be good if you check the internet regularly to keep your relationships with friends.

  • I like the bee movie

    Its really good
    don't ban it please
    the writing and the description is utterly fantastic and the bees are extremely attriactive ;)
    since I fell out of my mums fanny ive loved bees
    they are so majestic

    thank you for reading I hope you watch the movie and enjoy it as much as I did

  • Smelll yr dad

    I really think yous all need to just shut the actual fuck up cause like i think the internet is amazing and use are all actaul shaggers bro love you homie hmu if you want a sucky sucky for like 50p if you have a dick above 10 inches ygm thanks xxxxxx

  • No government is perfect

    If government has control over the internet. Who is to say that it can't be used for the wrong purposes. Our government can turn tyrannical like any other and if it does they can keep you from seeing they don't want you to see.
    They can promote a political party, Censor information, Or something else like that. In order for that not to happen the internet should be free


  • Tik tok can't be stopped

    What would happen if Tik Tok was deleted? NO MORE MEMES. Memes fuel many lives and make many people happy so if you took away tik Tok it would lead to many sad people including myself. No more hits or misses no more tracers and no more flipping the switch. The world would go crazy

  • Yes, Please regulate the only true freedom of speech left in this society. WTF.

    If you have any problem about the internet's contents just close the goddamn tab. Why the fuck would you promote the government restricting or regulating data traffic just because it contains sensible content, Which children or whatever may see. Let me tell you this little life hack, If your child searches for porn or any adult content, It is your own fault as a parent, Not the government's or the internet (Seriously, Wtf). If you are actually concerned, You should now there are too many ways to set up a parental control, So the government doesn't have to do it for you, And fuck up everyone else. To put it simple, The internet is one of the best things that has ever happened to humanity. If you think it wouldn't change that much, Or it would all be the same, Well you're wrong (That's another argument, But don't you think it makes sense? ). Do you really want to screw it up so bad?

  • Internet is great!

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