why do they want to censor the internet

The world has truly gone mad. The left wing United Nations now wants to interrupt the flow of free speech on the internet to avoid offending feminists. The UN Wants to Censor the Entire Internet to Save Feminists Feelings In a report released yesterday, entitled Cyber Violence Against Women And Girls: A Global Wake-up Call, UN Women, the group behind last years risible He for She campaign, called on governments to use their licensing prerogative to ensure that telecoms and search engines are only allowed to connect with the public if they supervise content and its dissemination.
In other words, if search engines and ISPs dont comply with a list of the UNs censorship demands, the UN wants national governments to cut off their access to the public.

So, what sort of content does the UN want to censor? ISIS recruitment videos, perhaps, which lure women into lives of rape and servitude? Live-streamed executions from Syria? Revenge porn or snuff videos? Theres no shortage of dangerous and potentially traumatising content on the web, after all, much of it disproportionately affecting women. Alas not. The UN is hung up on cyber violence against women, a Kafkaesque term that is apparently shorthand for women being criticised on the internet. Read the rest here. Isn t it funny how the left frequently wants to criminalize criticism of the left?

The Chinese government deploys myriad ways of censoring the Internet. The Golden Shield Project, colloquially known as the, is the center of the government's online censorship and surveillance effort. Its methods include bandwidth throttling, keyword filtering, and to certain websites. According to Reporters Without Borders, the firewall makes large-scale use of to block access based on keyword detection. As Ng points out, the government also employs a to induce journalists to censor themselves, including dismissals and demotions, libel lawsuits, fines, arrests, and forced televised confessions. To the degree that Chinas connection to the outside world matters, the digital links are deteriorating.

Evan Osnos, New Yorker As of December, 2014, forty-four journalists were , according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a U. S. -based watchdog on press freedom issues. In 2009, Chinese rights activist Liu Xiaobo to eleven years in prison for advocating democratic reforms and freedom of speech in, a 2008 statement signed by more than two thousand prominent Chinese citizens that called for political and human rights reforms and an end to one-party rule. When Liu won the Nobel Peace Prize, censors blocked the news in China. A year later, journalist Tan Zuoren to five years in prison for drawing attention to government corruption and poor construction of school buildings that collapsed and killed thousands of children during the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province.

Early 2014 saw the government, a columnist who was jailed on accusations of leaking a. The State Internet Information Office tightened content restrictions in 2013 and appointed a led by President Xi Jinping, who assumed power in late 2012. A on journalist press passes bars reporters from releasing information from interviews or press conferences on social media without permission of their employer media organizations. And in early 2015, the government (VPNs), making it more difficult to access U. S. sites like Google and Facebook. By blocking these tools, the authorities are leaving people with fewer options and are forcing most to give up on circumvention and switch to domestic services, [pseudonym], a co-founder of FreeWeibo. com and activist website GreatFire. org.

If they can convince more Internet users to use Chinese serviceswhich they can readily censor and easily snoop onthen they have taken one further step towards cyber sovereignty. The restrictions mount on a regular basis, adds the New Yorkers Evan Osnos. To the degree that Chinas connection to the outside world matters, the digital links are deteriorating, he wrote. How many countries in 2015 have an Internet connection to the world that is worse than it was a year ago?