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Unruly internet? Avoid panic reactions!: There has been talk of late by the government on the need to regulate t...

Unruly internet? Avoid panic reactions!: There has been talk of late by the government on the need to regulate t...

There has been talk of late by the government on the need to regulate the contents of the internet (http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/10/tocs-commitment-to-our-readers/ ). From the President’s speech to the speeches of new MPs, everyone touched on the internet. A few have mentioned the need for accountability and the need for misleading information to be filtered. Virtually no one has publicly tried to understand the reasons as to why people take to the internet. I am not defending irresponsible bloggers who publish outrageous rumours masqueraded as facts. Nor am I supporting vitriolic internet exaggerations. However, I do strongly believe that many so called “unreliable” sources of information sprung up as a result of frustration. Anger at not being heard and despair at not having an open forum to discuss their feelings. Added to that sentiment of helplessness is a distrus...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/11/unruly-internet-avoid...

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