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Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report

  • Marjorie Heins
  • Christina Cho
  • Ariel Feldman
Published: May 17, 2006

The revised and updated Inter­net Filters: A Public Policy Report illus­trates that the wide­spread use of filters presents a seri­ous threat to our most funda­mental free expres­sion values. There are much more effect­ive ways to address concerns about offens­ive inter­net content. Filters provide a false sense of secur­ity, while block­ing large amounts of import­ant inform­a­tion in an often irra­tional or biased way. Although some may say that the debate is over and that filters are now a fact of life, it is never too late to rethink bad policy choices.