Limiting the freedom of speech in the internet? Right or Wrong?

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heavenANDearth

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A lot of people(usually the old, traditional type of people) are saying that the internet is now used more as a place where people find arguments about the strangest or useless things or some sites having some articles/forums about almost anything under the sun. They now blame the internet for their for making children learn words that are not meant for them to well......... learn like profanities, or sexual languages. So what do you think? Should the freedom of speech in the internet should be limited?

So, what do you think?

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well, technically, no. it's in our bill of rights, first amendment, that it's our right to freedom of speech as well as other things, but, the protection goes to a certain point. people use freedom of speech as an excuse to say racial slurs, bigoted things about minorities, etc. so the freedom of speech goes to some extent, but once it actually becomes insults with no basis (as long as you have a concise, thoughtful argument against understandable things like the president, his administration, or the oscars, i think that's able to be considered freedom of speech) against people of certain races and the like, it's just wrong, but that's why we have moderators, no?

  • Mar 06, 2006
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Well it is worng for sure. There is allways going to be some faction that wants to tell you how to talk, or think.

I realy don't think it is, or will ever be possable tho.

  • Mar 06, 2006

vode

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if those parents are so concern about their kids learning bad stuff on the internet, simply limit places where they can go or dont let them use the net =]

its their own fault not doing anything about it

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  • Mar 06, 2006
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Sure, totally nothing to do with our parents swearing every time somebody cuts them off while their driving, or swaring about how bad their day was.

  • Mar 06, 2006
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cant keep kids from becoming corrupted, it'll happen eventually, why are they fighting the process...

  • Mar 06, 2006

toza

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Quote by mcdoh1902well, technically, no. it's in our bill of rights, first amendment, that it's our right to freedom of speech as well as other things


dude, screw the bill of rights, no one give a ****, just like everything else if people start to regulate everything you do. then i'll go join an illegal faction to fight against them. a basic rule set to follow is good. just like you said. that's why we have moderators, cops, etc etc...but if they think it's their right to restrict even something as free as the internet, then one day we'll find we have to start paying for the air we breathe just to line the pockets of some dipshit who thinks he has the right to it. i don't like the fact that the us government is trying to fiddle around with google's search engine and trying to find out what people are searching for and i don't like my searches restricted by some asswipe who i don't even know, thinking he knows what's good for me. like someone mentioned earlier. kids are getting corrupted anyway, parents and cops and moderators and what-not are there to help regulate the corruption but even that can do only so much.

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  • Mar 06, 2006

Devildude

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what will be learnt eventually will be learnt, censorship is only a temporary illusional solution, it never works...heck, I tried that, guess what, my cousin discovered the pleasures of watching porn at 12 years of age.

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LilKittyCrazie

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They always say what gave the child to do such thing is because the environmental that the child have. If his dad does this, there are more chances that he will also do this. If his mom does that, there are more chances that he will do that. Dont blame the internet because the words are from people who somehow I call better lose the brain then use it for no brain. They say those words but hey, those words were actually some scientific and some, well originaly that is just a word where you can find in the dictionary. Just that human made it sound wrong.

But I thought those kind of humans are worth having the freedom of speech because screw them if they want to use any language or any words, or posting porn, or maybe violating his own country. All we can do is pull ourself away from them. The internet could be harmless if we do pull ourself. But if we push harder, we might end up in the world of better lose brain than use ot for no brain.

Mnemeth

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Limiting freedom of speech in any medium is wrong. You have the right to say anything at anytime to anyone. Just remember that with that freedom come the fact that you have to take responsibility for what you say.

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  • Mar 06, 2006
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well it's funny tho because if people don't want to learn "bad words" they just don't need to visit sites with "bad contents". the site will automaticaly get less users and will eventually have to be taken offline. but as it seems a lot of people WANT to have access to sites where they can get away with using profanities and stuff like that.

so you could say that it's not the site's fault for people being influenced wrong but the people's because they don't stay away from such sites etc. blah blah ... i think that limithing the freedom of speech makes only sense if people are holding hate-speeches or trying to get people to do things that are against the rules of modern society and so on, in this case limitin the freedom of speech would be nothing else than saying "oh just shut up will ya?" ... nobody wants to listen to an old communist rambling about old russia or germans who talk nazi-propaganda or presidents who don't know how to hold a book right ... right?

well you get the point. but i think that forums should care more about their user's behavoir because it is still something people identify with, i wouldnt want to have a forum where everyone is talking about nonsense while most of the posts consist of offensive flaming ... at least that's my opinion. of course regulations make a forum more unpopular but it's the image that counts imo.

well that's all. (and btw. old people don't know what they are talking about)

  • Mar 06, 2006

julian1

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censorship works within a site, like MT, cos we have moderators. this doesn't apply to other sites however, that's why censoring the internet never works. like in china, surfers could just get around the censorship, using like adding space between banned words.

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  • Mar 06, 2006
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You can't say that every country has freedom of speech. The Bill of Rights only applies in the United States. It's up to the country to determine what domains in their country are capable of allowing.

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  • Mar 06, 2006

eXDream2K5

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the internet isn't to blame, it's the way people are raised. kids learn sexual innuendos in middle school and high school. parents can't stop that.

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Some of it should be limited. Y'know those flash movies which start with something peaceful, then a face comes out of nowhere and shocks you half to death? That could cause a problem with, say, the elderly. That should be limited.

I like how people see kids learning "sexual language" disturbing. It's educational. It helps them more than anything. Yet society...

  • Mar 06, 2006

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