Internet censorship is the control or suppression of the publishing of, or access to information on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations at the behest of government, regulators, or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in self-censorship for moral, religious, or business reasons, to conform to societal norms, due to intimidation, or out of fear of legal or other consequences.
Opinions on the topic of Internet censorship vary, with arguments being made both for and against censorship. Moreover, the extent of Internet censorship varies on a country-to-country basis. While some countries have little Internet censorship, other countries go as far as to limit the access of information such as news and suppress discussion among citizens. Internet censorship also occurs in response to or in anticipation of events such as elections, protests, and riots. An example is the increased censorship due to the events of the Arab Spring. Online hacktivist group Anonymous has expressed its opposition to internet censorship through protests and online hacking in several countries.
Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body. It can be done by governments and private organizations or by individuals who engage in self-censorship. It occurs in a variety of different contexts including speech, books, music, films and other arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet for a variety of reasons including national security, to control obscenity, child pornography, and hate speech, to protect children, to promote or restrict political or religious views, to prevent slander and libel, and to protect intellectual property. It may or may not be legal. Many countries provide strong protections against censorship by law, but none of these protections are absolute and it is frequently necessary to balance conflicting rights in order to determine what can and cannot be censored. But "who owns the Host Site?" What is their Political affiliation? What is their economics driven by, religious, political, or extremism? Who actually, determines what is "considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient speech on the "Host" Site?"
Someone owns You Tube, FOX News, MSNBC, Facebook, MySpace, and a host of other disasters of free speech effectively getting out.What is their Political, Religious, and Social Viewpoint these are the questions that should be asked. I've seen it much too often at You Tube [and realize I like You Tube and have been their for years] my Friends having to leave then come back then leave then come back in many new forms or boldly come back as themselves. Again I see it and it's disturbing to say the least.
From Film competitions on, there is a blockage for those who hold integrity over success. Games played over the deeper message getting out. Associations held over the Artist deliverance. We don't have time for this kind of nonsense, the World needs changes. The Rock, Paper, Scissors game must end. Substance must prevail rather it is "liked" or not. Open discussions must be able to come through for it can promote healthy discussions that afford change, real change not BS change. Let's get out of the 18th Century mode of thinking with outdated laws, racial hatred, constricting view points, and bather that makes ya feel good... but arrives at nothing truly happening. Is Snordelhans rough on the Jews? Maybe he is, but maybe its time to question all forms of Religion that holds any of us down. "Independent" means something. "Indie" for short means something. It is a catalyst for Independent Thinking! Can you think for yourself? Can you see something is wrong with our World, and we all need to open our minds to changes that need to occur, if we are to survive as a world. So, Snordelhans can be found at Vimeo those 43 lost Videos are now their. My question now is for how long?