Internet Censorship – American Government

Questions for the essay:

The Internet has become the greatest library ever. With the good comes the bad, however. In particular, some concerned citizens are worried that children too easily can access websites containing inappropriate material such as pornography or racial propaganda. Several solutions to this perceived problem have emerged. One is indirect censorship through federal or state laws that criminalize the transmission of pornographic material online. Another possibility is federal or state laws requiring the use of so-called filtering programs when children are involved. In either case, the battle lines are drawn. Civil libertarian groups and other free speech advocates want no censorship. Concerned parent groups think differently. How do you feel about this issue? Why? Defend your position using concrete examples.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Student uses terminology introduced in course studies.
Student relates concepts introduced in course studies and uses examples and details where applicable.
Student communicates ideas in a manner that is clear and complete, leaving no information implied.
Correct spelling and grammar and in APA style.
Outside sources used in answer.