There is no doubt in the fact that internet has been developed as the largest source of international media and information ever since the phase of modest inception in the late years of 1960s. With an increase in the simplicity of global access because of cheaper methods for the production of education and technology that bridges the divide of digital world (Ólafsson, 2011). However, the regulation of access and government censorship to specific information presented on the internet in a number of different nations has resulted in raising the problems if it is effective, and if it is detrimental with respect to growth in progress and knowledge of society (Livingstone, 2011). In the current era, there has been an increase in the popularity of internet in a significant manner. The internet is being considered as an important tool of communication that helps in bringing significant efficiency and convenience for individuals. However, the internet also seems to be having certain weaknesses as well.
It has been identified that all across the globe, there has been a rise in the concept related to Censorship over the Internet. This essay will focus on explaining how censorship can be considered advantageous for some of the instance, but in many other, it turns out to be detrimental towards the society.
Censorship of Internet
Internet is known to be an international market platform. The extreme development of this technology, and particularly commerce based on internet, has largely been taking place beyond the standard frameworks of trade regulation. These are known to be covering majority of the forms over commerce that is cross border (Ólafsson, 2011). As there has been a growth in the size of markets for internet, more significance is being given to concerns of regulation like measures of restrictive trade, damage to the climate over trade, and investments within the works of e-commerce, services based on information and transmissions through online sources.