Government censorship

Del Culler, Troy Bisek

Definition

government censorship:is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the internet. It may be carried out by governments, private organizations at the behest of government, regulators, or on their own initiative.

S.O.P.A

The Stop Online Piracy Act is a United States bill introduced by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to combat online copyright infringement and online trafficking in counterfeit goods.
GOOD: Internet Censorship

rational/ reasons why is it good

blocks offensive content to underage children...

prevents Plagiarism Religious conflicts are avoided

It protects the privacy of people

It can be used to prevent politically motivated propaganda.

A world of SOPA PIPA ACTA Internet Censorship

rational/reasons why it's bad

Freedom of speech is compromised


be used to block legitimate criticism


It is generally associated with dictatorship


It encroaches upon the freedom of the press


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