Should the internet be restricted or regulated?

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Should the internet be restricted and regulated?
Early in 2012, Wikipedia went dark for a day, and on the black screen, an ominous warning said, “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” The website made a point how important the internet is to the world. The ability is to communicate with people, to know what is going on, and to give knowledge away for free. The internet is the best source of information; however, some websites contain improper or illegal information, videos, and pictures. The question is, “Should the internet be regulated and restricted?” Well it depends on what kind of regulation we are talking about. In my opinion, the internet should be regulated for some reasons. First, the internet has become a dominate tool for people to abuse. Spam, scam, fraud, hacking, and identity theft are the most common problems we all have to confront. In the past, we had to do everything by hands, but today everything can be done online with one button or a click of mouse. That is why “cybercrimes” are everywhere on the internet. The information on profiles can be hacked easily if we are carefree to fill out these unsafe forms online. For instances, you are looking for a job, and then you find a job you want online. However, if you were not careful to read the contents on your web pages, hackers or other groups can steal or look up your information without your permission like your social security, bank account, or something else. Before you apply for a job or fill out these forms online, you should talk a look first if it is safe for privacy or your information is protected. In addition, online shopping is one of the examples. It has become popular for every person. It is faster, easier, and more convenient. However, is it always safe to shop online? The answer is no. No one can guarantee your information is safe. You can be cheated easily if you do not know for sure what you shop online. For examples, you receive a promotion code in your email from a website, but you have not seen this before. It congratulates you on your 100th memberships that you are not a member, but they still have all you information such as your address. You win $100, and you can shop anytime as long as you buy some items over $150. In addition, the fake website is based on the name of the real company that you do not know it really exists or not, even if you call someone will answer and verify the information is true. So what will you do? Have you been scammed? Yes, you are. Not surprisingly since the internet came out, it was viewed as a way of sharing information such as Facebook. People are free to do whatever they want, even as they can lie or make up the information, and the unsafe information can put people’s lives at risk. There is no more safety place for everyone. In other words, internet is another world that pickpocket is everywhere if it is not regulated. Second, pornography has bad effect on people. This is a major problem for everyone, and the bad impact is on young generation such as child pornography. Although child pornography remains a restricted activity in 21st century, children still are making porn videos. Since most of websites consists of free porn video to view, this problem is getting worse. Although these websites can request you to prove your age over 18, these process restrictions may not have any effect. People can easily deal with those questions. For examples, a boy, 16 year olds, can access to a porn site without any troubles. He can lie about everything and make it easy to go through. Sadly, it is even worse if some websites don’t need to ask. Moreover, there are other related problems. For examples, if you surf the porn site, do you know you are downloading viruses to your computer? How bad is it? First, you will suffer damages to your computer like missing founds or blue screen. Second, your information on the computer can be hacked or leaked. Last, you spend money buying antivirus software that makes your...
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