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Should certain things be censored on the internet?

HAHAJKDOTCOM 2012/11/08 17:24:09
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Australia is shifting its plan to censor the internet.

HAHAJK.COM reports:
In an official release yesterday, the Australian government said it has finally backed down on its plan for a controversial mandatory internet filter, and will instead rely on major service providers to block ''the worst of the worst'' child abuse sites.
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  • The Bantam Seditioner 2012/11/08 18:40:40
    No, because where will it stop?
    The Bantam Seditioner
    +17
    The Internet is supposed to belong to the people, as a free and open forum for the unfettered exchange of ideas, information, and entertainment. Keep the government's filthy paws off of it.

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  • perkinsskylar21 2013/12/02 14:39:40
    No, because where will it stop?
    perkinsskylar21
    Child porn yes but everything else no
    child porn
  • Amhi 2013/06/21 03:53:51
    No, because where will it stop?
    Amhi
    +1
    It has not stopped. It never will stop. All of the censorship only affects the surface of the web, or the static webpages. It will not be so effective as to reach down into the DeepWeb, where most illegal transactions/videos/activities occur/are located.
  • HipJipC 2013/06/21 00:16:40
    Yes, if it is hateful or pornographic
    HipJipC
    There has to be limitations on things that harm others. Pedophile sites promoting the molestation of children for instance.
  • HipJipC HipJipC 2013/06/21 00:23:20
    HipJipC
    And Pedophilia has nothing to do with hate or porn. And most of porn promotes violence and is degrading. Also people do suffer in the making of it even when they agreed to do it. Also, people's marriages and life suffer from it when there is an addiction to it. There are fine lines here everywhere but the basic premise of anything is harm none. And when I say this I'm not talking about petty B.S. like being offended. Being offended does not truly harm someone.
  • Jesferkicks 2013/06/20 12:46:47
    No, because where will it stop?
    Jesferkicks
    Hell no! Its call freedom of speech. If one doesn't like something on a web site, change the website. Pretty simple.
  • Zoomie 2013/06/20 02:07:58
    Yes, if it is hateful or pornographic
    Zoomie
    +1
    I went with Yes but not because I agree with the two items listed (hateful, pornographic).

    Let's face it, every nation everywhere, censors the internet to some degree, and some of it can be a good thing. For example, here in the US we don't censor "hateful" speech on the 'Net, nor even most (emphasis on MOST) pornography. But we DO attempt to wipe out and prevent anyone/everyone from having access to kiddie porn, do we not? And is there anyone out there who seriously has a problem with that?
  • HipJipC Zoomie 2013/06/21 00:15:48
    HipJipC
    Yes, very good point! Most people are not capable of thinking outside the box like that. I applaud you!!
  • Amhi Zoomie 2013/06/21 03:51:50
    Amhi
    You do realize the internet will never be completely censored of those things. It will simply go to the darker recesses of the internet, alternately known as the DeepWeb.
  • Zoomie Amhi 2013/06/26 20:00:51
    Zoomie
    Of course I do.

    But what is the option? Allow it openly, and have people trafficking in child pornography? Or instituting total control and censorship along the lines of China?

    There are only three routes, and we're in the middle-road. Strikes me while its far from perfect, all other options are worse.
  • QUIS EVADET 2013/06/19 17:37:25
    No, because where will it stop?
    QUIS EVADET
    If you don't want to go look at something, don't go and look at it.
    Self control.
    Keep big brother out of it.
  • ♦ JohnDavid ♦ 2013/06/19 10:34:19
    No, because where will it stop?
    ♦ JohnDavid ♦
    No, hands off
  • debhead 2013/06/19 10:18:13
    No, because where will it stop?
    debhead
    No
  • John 2013/06/19 00:21:53
    No, because where will it stop?
    John
    +1
    The government screws up everything it touches. I don't need or want the government to protect me from distasteful content. It's real simple; if you don't like what you see, push a bottom and it will go away.
  • Steelshrt 2013/06/18 22:11:30
    No, because where will it stop?
    Steelshrt
    No.
  • rand 2013/06/18 16:50:18
    Yes, if it is hateful or pornographic
    rand
    Well, not the hateful stuff. That's free speech. But disallowing snuff videos makes sense, no?
  • Little Red 2013/06/18 16:49:35
    No, because where will it stop?
    Little Red
    +1
    You start censoring one thing and it leads to another then another and soon where is your freedom?
  • Nemos 2013/06/18 16:19:03
    No, because where will it stop?
    Nemos
  • Car1u5~PWCM~JLA 2013/06/18 15:53:37
    No, because where will it stop?
    Car1u5~PWCM~JLA
    This is why sites or whatever have terms of service you agree too if you violate that they will pull it other wise no.
  • Marianne 2013/06/18 15:34:18
    Yes, if it is hateful or pornographic
    Marianne
    I think that child abuse should be censored and signalled to the competent services.

    Instead, campaigns to stop abuse and violence and inform about proper education and prevention should be encouraged.
  • JamesChevyII 2013/06/18 13:52:53
    No, because where will it stop?
    JamesChevyII
    I feel we should police ourselves... The ISP should be responsibile for blocking child porn, etc... If we feel someone is taking liberties, then we can ask them to stop and if they won't then get more drastic... But keep the gov out of it, they are attempting to take over everything as it is... We are adults, well a lot of us, act as such and be responsible...
  • Logical Alien 2013/06/18 13:35:51 (edited)
    Yes, if it is hateful or pornographic
    Logical Alien
    Yes, it is very important.. Censorship religiously, morally and politically.. If you want freedom, don't take others freedoms.. Keep it for yourself..
    There are a lot of things that spoil society and help to terrorism, and I agree with the government to block those sites and bad stuff..
    Specially, that people on the Internet are putting those things in any place has nothing to do with it, as like if they want to force us.. I hate this thing.. The best that there is restriction of those things..
  • Bronar 2013/06/18 13:33:59
    No, because where will it stop?
    Bronar
    Parental controls are available.
  • bobo 2013/06/18 13:33:15
    No, because where will it stop?
    bobo
    no it's a worldwide public forum ,
    we should be more concerned who censors what and why...
    I know some find certain sites having disturbing content and or may be unlawful by our countries standards ... if parents or adults are that concerned they can filter their own media .
  • no no 2013/06/18 13:28:59
    No, because where will it stop?
    no no
    Another example where technology and its continued evolving potential advanced so rapidly that the 'schitt heads' are still attempting to implement political and social restraints through various cunning and sundry methods. LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jerry 2013/06/18 13:19:57
    No, because where will it stop?
    Jerry
    Individual websites can control what and who post on their comment sections.
    Like here, the idiot pushing porno.
  • Knight of sunlight 2013/06/18 12:39:44
    No, because where will it stop?
    Knight of sunlight
  • Mark 2013/06/18 12:06:56
    No, because where will it stop?
    Mark
    If you ban child pornography and images of child abuse, it will only drive the catholic church further underground.
  • Alexander T Steward 2013/06/18 11:46:34
  • Fanghur 2013/06/18 11:38:21
    Yes, if it is hateful or pornographic
    Fanghur
    Well, sure, if it's something like child pornography or some other highly illegal content. But other than that, the Internet should be free reign.
  • La 2012/11/29 10:39:49
    No, because where will it stop?
    La
    +1
    As an Australian, that idea was rubbish and I'm glad they finally backed down.
  • Jrogers 2012/11/22 00:12:50
    No, because where will it stop?
    Jrogers
    +1
    Censorship is the parents job - let's not give up our freedom of speech
  • Transquesta 2012/11/18 09:49:12
    No, because where will it stop?
    Transquesta
    Shhh! Maybe if we put on mandatory blinders the cockroaches will go away.
  • Johan Mohamed 2012/11/18 09:47:51
    No, because where will it stop?
    Johan Mohamed
    +1
    Internet is a revelation.
  • Transqu... Johan M... 2012/11/18 09:49:31
    Transquesta
    +1
    Tower of Babel. :-)
  • Karl 2012/11/12 19:53:18
    Yes, if it is hateful or pornographic
    Karl
    The only types of pornography that should be banned is non-consensual and child pornography. The vast majority of speech, however, should be protected. Regardless, I'm not very comfortable with the idea of the government filtering the internet.
  • Mya Faire 2012/11/12 17:35:24
    Yes, if it is hateful or pornographic
    Mya Faire
    +5
    Child and snuff pornography should be banned. Other than that, it's up to parents to monitor their children and adults to monitor themselves. If you have a scatalogical fetish and liked "Two Girls and a Cup", by all means enjoy yourself. You won't be bumping into me on those sites, though.
  • Transqu... Mya Faire 2012/11/18 09:51:10
    Transquesta
    +1
    Child and snuff pornography should be banned.

    They already are.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/11/12 17:13:26
    No, because where will it stop?
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +2
    NO! That's all we need is someone wanting to inflict their views on the rest of the world> The internet is world wide not just here in the US..so who are you going to have make the rules NATO!
  • 2468 2012/11/12 16:55:24
    No, because where will it stop?
    2468
    +2
    An alternative would be rather than restricting sites is to have some kind of "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval."

    Porn sites could be required to have XXX in their domain name or extension making sorting those as off limits as a tool for parents.

    If you clamp down it will only find other ways to boil up to the surface.

    However, I am strongly against any kind of sex with minors by an adult. There is a power differential that is being abused. The larger truth seems to be that the more you go to war with drugs, sex and other issues the more power it gets. Harm reduction means thinking outside of the "ideal box" and working more in the reality zone.
  • Watermusicranger 2012/11/12 15:52:35
    No, because where will it stop?
    Watermusicranger
    +5
    Freedom of Speech
    Freedom of Speech
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