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Should the internet be regulated by the government?

  • 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.

  • We used to regulate television and movies and no one died.

    People seem to think regulation of the internet violates some principal of freedom, like free speech. Well when you have a supreme court that ludicrously equates pornography with free speech this is an understandable, but wrong position. The government used to be in the business of protecting the base unit of society, the family. Television and movies were regulated for content and with good reason--look what we have now without that oversight. We forget that freedom requires responsible behavior—we confuse liberty with license, thinking that freedom means you can do anything you want. You can’t. Not if you want a healthy civil society. Human beings as a whole and (Americans in particular) are incapable of self-regulation. People will do anything they think they can get away with and more. One of the fundamental purposes of government is to regulate the behavior of society to ensure domestic order—that is why we have laws. The internet is a conduit touching all levels of society and when that conduit spews barbarism etc. then eventually society will reflect that—you can see it already if you know what to look for (hint it’s the elephant in the living room). We now have access to more information than we did in the entire history of mankind before the internet, yet we are also more ignorant and functionally illiterate that ever before--we do nothing constructive with all that knowledge. Putting pornography and other harmful content out of reach of our children is not a violation of anyone’s rights. The problem in America now is not necessarily the internet; it is we have no concept of the proper exercise of legitimate authority. The funny thing is people seem to be angry at the idea of regulating things like pornography but no one cares that the government already regulates all our electronic communication by spying on us. If you really care about freedom (as opposed to license) then get angry about the NSA.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

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    People watchin too much damn porn and gettin cum all over the house and im supposed to be cleaning that shit up. Im tired of fucking being their slave so i say stop to cum. All these bitches walking around with limp dicks smh. Im tired of coming home seeing my 3 year old jacking off to bukkake porn.

  • 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.

  • Yes, we need motivation.

    I believe that the internet should be regulated, I am a teenager, 16 years old. Yes i use the internet on a daily basis, but i feel that it should be regulated and use it a lot less then what we use it now. I think its safe to say that people that have an access to the internet over abuse the way it should be used. We spend most of our time on the internet instead of helping someone or going outside to enjoy the day. We take the internet too serious. The internet is an amazing tool and can be used for homework, works and for socializing but I believe we have to start using it less because its getting out of control. In the social websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, people talk about other people and that's how problems start. Many people fight over something stupid because it was said over the internet. I think we can make things better without the internet.

  • Yes

    If the internet were not regulated by the government it could become all to easy to communicate regarding terrorist activities. It would also be difficult from keeping child pornography from being stopped and those who create it punished. I believe it is a waste of the governments time and resources, however, to attempt to stop piracy.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Censor

  • 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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  • Because they bannnnnns the memmmmes

    How dares they banns the memes that is just wrong we can not become people who can not look at memes. Like no everyone must sees the memes no one shall live without the memes it is so sad we need a united front against banning memes. Just do it.

  • No Regulation, return the old days of Internet before 2000

    It is unfortunate why we have the freedom to vote using polls on the internet certain companies are releasing software to make the chooses for you. In most companies that regulate talking about LGBT gets your post immediately edited, even if it was something good. They allow them to talk about there stuff out in the public protect make lawns and do they treat the other side the same no. Most right ring republic party servers or groups are forcible closed churches are kicked out of building because they are against gay mirages. In my personal opinion as long as companies release software that make it easy to change or rearrange what people say the choose of whether the internet is regulated will have been or already has been stolen from us. Discord Admins can edit your posts to remove comments that may start flame. BBS or Forums now have options to Edit or delete posts the insight flame. Even this voting software has regulations, if too many people click report abuse on a vote it can be edited or deleted. So munch for unregulated internet, its already regulated and we have no choose but to go along with it. So though that support no regulation every time you hit the report abuse or report post remember that is a highly hidden regulation tactic.

  • The internet cannot be regulated.

    Our founding fathers created America on the basis of freedom and justice. They united on the common cause to bring down the tyranny and domination of Great Britain. When we declared independence, we recorded the supposed rights and interests that we felt entitled to. Almost 250 years later, we have a similar dilemma concerning oppression. The federal government has taken steps to censor publications on the internet. This is a case our country’s hypocrisy, a violation of our own 1st Amendment. Not only do these federal ambitions infringe on our right to free speech; it defies our freedom of press. The government and our president should not operate in bad faith, and censor the distribution of opinions and facts. Therefore, “The Land of the Free” should act more like a democracy, and less like the dictatorship in which our founders resisted.
    As you can see, the federal government should not have the power to control our internet. They cannot neglect the 1st Amendment in which they created themselves. If the government could violate their own Amendment, American society could end up in anarchy, corruption, and ruin. We cannot let our democratic state become a centralized government of tyranny and dictatorship. Stated by the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, “Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself.” Say NO to internet regulation; we cannot afford to censor our platform of freedom.

  • The internet should not be regulated.

    Our founding fathers created America on the basis of freedom and justice. They united on the common cause to bring down the tyranny and domination of Great Britain. When we declared independence, we recorded the supposed rights and interests that we felt entitled to. Almost 250 years later, we have a similar dilemma concerning oppression. The federal government has taken steps to censor publications on the internet. This is a case our country’s hypocrisy, a violation of our own 1st Amendment. Not only do these federal ambitions infringe on our right to free speech; it defies our freedom of press. The government and our president should not operate in bad faith, and censor the distribution of opinions and facts. Therefore, “The Land of the Free” should act more like a democracy, and less like the dictatorship in which our founders resisted. As you can see, the federal government should not have the power to control our internet. They cannot neglect the 1st Amendment in which they created themselves. If the government could violate their own Amendment, American society could end up in anarchy, corruption, and ruin. We cannot let our democratic state become a centralized government of tyranny and dictatorship. Stated by the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, “Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself.” Say NO to internet regulation; we cannot afford to censor our platform of freedom.


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