The ‘ social giants’ such as Facebook and twitter are places where you can express your opinion about matters over the internet and even other people. The numbers of people using these online services are rising every day. But, the internet can be a dangerous place. I am sure we all know this from teachers droning on at school focus days or IT lessons at school. Facebook and Twitter alike are searched by administrators picking at harmful or offensive posts or videos. The idea of ‘censoring’ something is not simple on social websites. Clicking a simple ‘report’ button is not available, when you can do this on websites such as Youtube. Youtube is equally as popular as Facebook or twitter.
With major censoring plans such as SOPA and PIPA restricting what we can do on the internet, are they more of a naysayer, than cleaning up the internet of harmful or even illegal websites or content? When uploading a video to Youtube, especially if you are a regular uploader or even a ‘Youtube Giant’ you have to constantly check your video for copyrighted content. But should there be a stand, to what we can copy? Even using a split 30 seconds of a film or even someones video, could get your video reported for copyright. But, when fellow uploaders even give credit to the uploader or the creator of the film, that should be legal. Your video can be found in days, and when they are, the video would be removed from your channel. But even posts or videos on social websites controversial to Facebook or even other companies have the chance of being removed. Why should our opinions be ‘snuffed’ out, after all an opinion is an opinion. In the UK recently the idea of ‘censorship’ has been a rather controversial topic. Websites offering an opinion would have to sign up to an agreement, like this website. Many fellow website bloggers will be refusing and even organising petitions againsnt the ‘fox hunt’.