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Research Report

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.