Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The censorship of online information is on the rise, showed in part by the recent close of The Pirate Bay.
While this article does not express direct concern about that incident, several countries are covering up what appears on google and on the internet in general. The question that arises from this practice is whether or not a government should have the ability to keep politically dissident sites; or even World news about certain events from the people that inhabit the country. I believe that the internet should be a free source of information and that people should be able to choose, on their own, what they should and should not be able to know. In some countries, it may not be all that bad, such as South Korea censoring news about North Korea. As an example of going too far, the Chinese government has censored a good portion of any kind of news about them; to prove how bad this truly is, go to images.google.cn and type in tank man. Not a single result shows the man who stood up to the tanks, as the Chinese government feels that this would endanger them. Be that as it may, should any country keep one of the most valuable resources, information, from the people that voluntarily choose to inhabit their country?
I go by schlondark online.
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