We here at the comedy confidential are very much anti-censorship.
We strongly believe in the right and power of free speech and don't think that anyone has the right to take that away from us. Filtering the internet is NOT going to save children from sexual abuse, filtering the internet is NOT going to stop people from distributing illegal material. Filtering the internet WILL allow governments to restrict our ability to access information, filtering the internet WILL give the governments greater powers to shut down anyone who speaks against them. It's up to us to stay informed and choose what we want to believe and engage in healthy debate - we have no way of knowing what information is being restricted by these kinds of laws. As humans we have a right to free speech and most of us are smart enough to form our own opinions on things based on fact and research. An internet filter will destroy this right.
In Australia we are still fighting the clean feed. Now it's Americas turn to fight their equivalent.
Read up on this at American Censorship
Here is some further reading:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation Australia
No Clean Feed
If you have any more links for further reading please comment and I'll add them in. This is SUCH an important issue. Lets stay informed (while we still can!).
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