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I am going to conduct research and debate the issue about should the internet be censored. The reason why I am doing the debate about internet censorship is because I have no interest in the debate and not much knowledge, this is why it is perfect as I won’t have a biased opinion towards the subject. To conduct research I have gone to numerous of debate sites to see what the publics opinion towards internet censorship, the first site I went to (http://www.debate.org/internet-censorship/) used a thumbs up or thumbs down bar with comments of the people from both sides of the debate. According to the statistics of the site 12% of people agree with censorship, however 80% believe there should not be censorship on the internet. The comments that kept on returning form the people who agree with censorship say that ‘by doing this we stop child pornography’ and its in the interest of national security. On the other side we have people saying that ‘it goes against the constitution (America)’ or ‘its against our human rights’.
To conduct the research I am going to do a focus group of 16 to 70 year olds male and female and ask them this question.
1. How old are you?
2. What is your gender?
3. What nationality are you?
4. Where is your permeant resident?
5. What course or job role do you do?
6. Why do you think some people want the internet to be censored?
7. Do you think the internet should be censored?
8. Explain why you think it should should or shouldn’t be censored?
9. What do you use the internet mainly for?
10. How many times a day to you use it roughly?
http://www.chartgo.com/ (This is a online chart maker that I am using)
In 2012, over 10,000 people from the around the globe were asked a series of questions relating to the use of the internet. Here are some of the global results relating to internet censorship:
- 30% of users agreed strongly that censorship currently exists on the Internet.
- More than 70% of users agreed or agreed strongly that more government involvement would make the Internet too controlled or would limit content they can access.
- More than two-thirds agreed or agreed strongly that increased government control would inhibit the growth of the Internet and/or stifle innovation.
- 86% agreed or agreed strongly that freedom of expression should be guaranteed.
- 60% of respondents agreed or agreed strongly that Internet access has contributed significantly to civil action and political awareness in their country.
These results show that their is a strong togetherness from people around the world that internet censorship is considered as a threatening aspect to how and what people can publish on the internet due to a small minority of people that abuse this right of freedom of speech. The final statistic in particular relates very much to the London riots, as the use of the internet played a pivotal part in looting and arson of buildings and companies in London.