May 11th, 2006

confused, contemplative, puzzle

Internet Censorship

Following a similar discussion on Radio 4 this morning, a purely hypothetical question, ignoring the issue of how you'd implement such a scheme.

Poll #726641 Internet Censorship

Should ISPs Censor Internet Content


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Have finally added thought to the last poll too now.
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More on Censorship

I've been interested to read the comments on this poll. It's especially interesting the way people generally have assumed the main thing you would want to censor against would be certain forms of pornography.

In retrospect it's not entirely surprising that what the discussion centered around. However, it's not at all the context the idea was being discussed around on the radio this morning (which I didn't mention in the previous post). Radio 4 were more concerned about the tube bombings last year and the fact instructions for creating bombs were readily available over the internet.

Personally, I think if anyone is keen enough to cause that much damage that they're willing to lose their life in doing so, they're going to find a way to do this whatever happens and that censorship would bring all the issues mentioned in the discussions around the poll.
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No Faith

Woman from TFL came around this evening to do some consumer research (they'd sent me a letter saying she'd be coming last Saturday, which I found when I got back on Sunday).

Was interested by the fact when it came to beliefs they had chosen to use the term "no faith" for atheists. Have now got images in my head of atheists going around not trusting anything.

I know I can be a bit of a coward at times, but I think that might be taking it a bit far...

I may be an atheist, but that doesn't mean no faith. I have faith that the seat I'm sitting in is going to hold my weight and isn't faulty and about to fall apart without me knowing for example.
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