The Internet and Society

For my project I choose internet censorship, I explain what websites are blocked and modern issues especially with China.

Pros of Internet censorship:

  • Helps with crime, if the government blocks crime websites people won’t do crime because of this
  • Helps with safety of the internet and the country, stops and uprising against the government

Cons of Internet censorchip

  • Obviously freedom of press and speech online is under attack in China
  • Government can manipulate what people read ultimately advancing the government’s agenda.

How the internet is blocked (Connection to what we have learned)

  • DNS filtering and redirection is when blocked domain names are not resolved and the user is redirected
  • URL filtering is when the URL string is scanned for target keywords, China uses this to block access to information regarding the Tiananmen Square protests
  • IP address blocking is access to a certain IP address is denied. If the target Web site is hosted in a shared hosting server, all websites on the same server will be blocked.
  • Network Disconnection is to completely cut off all routers, either by software or by hardware

Details learned to support my opinion

  • Gambling websites and drug websites should be blocked to promote a safer place on the internet and to decrease crime
  • China’s censorship of the press and Tiananmen square is wrong because it violates basic human rights (freedom of press and speech)


This Video explains China’s censorship of the internet well

“Internet Censorship.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Oct. 2017,

“How China Has Censored Words Relating to the Tiananmen Square Anniversary.” Public Radio International,

Schmidt, Eric, and Jared Cohen. “Web Censorship: the Net Is Closing In.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 23 Apr. 2013,

Toyama, Kentaro. “How Internet Censorship Actually Works in China.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 2 Oct. 2013,

“The Advantages Of Internet Censorship Media Essay.” UKEssays,





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