Should The Internet Be Censore


d? Censorship on the Internet is a very controversial issue. Many agree that censoring violates the First Amendment of free speech. Yet many also believe that it is the government’s duty to censor to protect children and teenagers. The EFA (Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc.) is an organization against Internet censorship. The EFA’s goals are “to advocate the amendment of laws and regulations in Australia and elsewhere which restrict free speech...and to educate the community at large about the...liberties issues involved in the use of computer-based communications systems.” (President of EFA) The EFA shares similar goals with the USA’s EFF (Electronic Frontiers Foundation) These ...

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(Roth v. U.S., 354 U.S., 476) Therefore, the First Amendment does not protect it. So what about the children? Should they be subject to obscenities and pornography? People opposed to Internet censorship argue that it is a parent’s job to supervise what web sites their children are going to. But parents argue that it is almost impossible to always be there to watch their children, especially for single parents and families where both parents work. Most people aren’t even looking for obscene web sites. The sites are hidden and are targeted towards people who aren’t even looking for it. In an interview with the Washington Times, Donna Rice Hughes says, “Children do need to be online. They have benefits there...for their future...But we can’t have a system where if you type in ‘dog’ you get a picture of a woman having sex with a dog!” (Goode.) And obscenities and pornography isn’t all of the harmful material on the Internet that children can access. There are sites on how to make a bomb, ...

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