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Re: Online Freedom of Speech May Be in Peril: Pew
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2017-03-31 06:01:58
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Trolling, cyberbullying, harassment and just plain nastiness have become commonplace online, and this situation is likely to remain unchanged or worsen over the next decade, suggests a report the Pew Research Center released Wednesday. Pew and Elon University last summer polled more than 1,500 technology experts, academics, and business and government leaders on the future of free speech online. Forty-two percent of the survey respondents expected future online interactions to be about the same as they are today.


Re: Online Freedom of Speech May Be in Peril: Pew
Posted by: jescott418 2017-03-31 06:11:50 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
People have ways to address these concerns but they look to government to control them. You can block people on social sites, report them, ignore them and yet many people who are the victims continue to endure the events. The biggest way to stop bullies is to not allow them to affect you. They should also not affect our freedom's of speech and expression. We don't want a broad stroke of correctness played out by a entity or government. Free speech is what separates us from a China or North Korea. I think addressing issues on a more local level is far better then entrusting a blanket approach to it. Yes, I totally agree, people online have used the web as a pulpit for this nastiness. But as with anything people can reject it, and deal with it without having to sacrifice our freedom of expression and speech.
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