Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Online Censorship

I am pretty sure this has something to do with SPG hoohah.

Despite the MSC's Bill of Guarantees (pic below) and the promise by the ex-PM that there'll be no censorship on Internet, the Cabinet has endorsed measures against obscene and indecent content online, which include installing filters to block pornographic sites.

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Although I don't support access of pornographic materials by the underaged thru the Internet (or any other medias), but I don't support any form of censorships on Internet either. Who knows, what will they ban next? Information that they deemed 'offensive' to certain people? Criticisms that are 'harmful' to the country? Comments that could 'threatened' national security? Blogs?

I think filtering pornography from the net is not going to solve the problem. People will be more eager to find out. And they will find ways to go around the filters. And I agree with Ash.ox, the adults should be responsible for their kids in terms of Internet access. If you think installing filters on your home computer will prevent your kids from accessing porn sites, please do.

We don't need the government to tell us what's right, what's wrong and what's good for us, what's not. We can make that decision ourselves.