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Internet Censorship and National Security

Peace everyone.
I’ve recently started doing some generic research regarding internet usage and its impact on society. I’ve come to find that in more ways than one, it is both a source of benefit as well as harm to the human race. With internet penetration increasing to a whopping 26.6% internationally, it has become a major propaganda medium, that helps shape perceptions all over the world.

Is the 'Web' taking over?

Its penetration is most within the US (North America76.2%), and most people would arguably consider the internet a mass media propagation tool for the US (which I do not agree to, to an extent). Its penetration into eastern countries within the past two decades however, has helped shape perceptions globally, increasing cultural influence of nations with greater internet penetration over those who are relatively newer to it. Apart from effective communication tools, online businesses and the like, it has also helped create informational databases like Wikipedia, which can easily be classified as mankind’s first free knowledge base -one that grows by itself.So in a word, internet= information. But the question here is – Credibility. Is everything that we see/read  on the internet credible? Should there be some kind of regulation over internet publishing that validates credibility of published information?

Might seem like an infringement on freedom of expression, but most countries do exercise a certain level of regulation over what their populace can /cannot see over the web. China for instance, has a ‘Great firewall of China’ in place, their rationale being that they wish to stop usage of illicit content (porn sites) within their populace. Another unstated reason would be preservation of Chinese culture over western, and keeping their people restricted to sources of information that only the Chinese Govt. deems credible.

National security has also become an issue, with rebels and terrorists using the internet as a means of protest and victimization, thereby creating sentiments of rebellion within targeted nations. Nations are also at war in the virtual world, with one publicizing its perspective over the other. My country itself is going through a phase like this, where people are dividing into 2 sets of value structures, both heavily influenced by alternate forms of media propagation, internet or otherwise.
So the question really is- Should countries resort to internet content regulation? Should censorship over the internet be implemented at state levels, or is it better to let the virtual world be FFA – just like the wild gay porn west? How can a nation ensure that its ideologies and cultural values stay intact, with/without imposing such restrictions?

Comments appreciated, with rationale.

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The Internet – and its most important use – Pornography

Peace everyone.
Here is something all internet users should know about. I myself was baffled at the statistics I found, and it has helped me come to the conclusion that like all other things ‘media-ish’ – the internet is doing more harm than good to society.

Will keep it in perspective wr.t. Asia/Pakistan.

Internet Usage Statistics

As of 2010, estimates show that 25.6% of the world Admit it - you expected a porn image, and a porn link here o_0population (1,733,993,741 out of 7 billion) use the internet. Considering Asia alone, this percentage is reduced to 19.4 % (one out of five people). Pakistan has a penetration percentage of 10.6% (18,500,000, which will increase exponentially this year, thanks to PTCL broadband and other providers).

This implies that 1 out of ten people in Pakistan (possibly more) use the internet. This is nothing compared to the penetration of the internet in the US, where it stands at a whopping 74.2%(3 out of 4 people, a vast majority).

I’ve always wondered why moral values have rapidly deteriorated in the west, and a similar wave can be felt in Pakistan ATM, esp. in urban areas. The stats given above, and more importantly, the ones given below, will bring to light, unquestionably, as to why this is happening.

Pornography

For those of you who might ‘pretend’ not to know, pornography is a 60 billion USD industry, which thrives on placing sexual content on the internet, all kinds included. It is a major reason for adultery, sexual abuse, infidelity, homosexuality, gayism, lesbianism, child abuse and incest sex (sex between parental relations/siblings), among various other perpetrations.
And here’s the latest on how business is going (Mostly US stats, as they actually CONSIDER this a disease spreading in their society – will map them to Pakistan later):

Porn Statistics and consequent effects(2006-2009 avg. est./year)
1. $57.0 billion revenue world-wide (2006)

2. $12.0 billion of this is US revenue, more than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises or the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC (6.2 billion).

3.The National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families states that “approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet.(40 out of 340=12%, one out of every 8 people , which implies that there’s at least 2 in my family, we all use the internet).

4.”Sex is the number 1 topic searched on the Internet” (NCPCE Online, “Current Statistics,” Internet) http://www.nationalcoalition.org/

5. 25% of total search engine requests are porn-related. (Top three searches: sex, mp3 and hotmail.)
6. 8% of total emails are porn-related. Average daily pornographic emails are 4.5 per internet user. 12% of total websites are pornographic (every 8th page on the internet is porn).

Affecting Children

7. 100,000 websites offer illegal child pornography

8. Child pornography generates $3 billion annually

9. 90% of 8-16 year olds have viewed porn online (most while doing homework, inadvertently) – (9 out of 10 children using the internet, yes, its true)

10. Average age of first internet exposure to pornography is 11 years old (what do you expect a child to accomplish in life after that- except great sex o-O).

11. Largest consumer of internet pornography is the 12-17 age group

12. One in five children ages 10–17 has received a sexual solicitation over the Internet.

Affecting Adults

13. 20% of men admit accessing pornography at work(non admittances, a majority, unaccounted for)

14. 13% of women admit accessing pornography at work

15. 53% of Promise Keeper men viewed pornography the previous week in one study

16.10% of adults ADMIT to having internet sexual addiction

17. 2 out of 3 women, and 3 out of 4 men admit to having sexual thoughts about co-workers.

Infidelity statistics

It’s tough to get a handle on how many of us are having affairs, given the inherent secrecy.

17. gay videos 22 percent of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives.

18. 14 percent of married women have had affairs at least once during their married lives.

19. Younger people are more likely candidates; in fact, younger women are as likely as younger men to be unfaithful.

20. 70 percent of married women and 54 percent of married men did not know of their spouses’ extramarital activity.

21. 5 percent of married men and 3 percent of married women reported having sex with someone other than their spouse in the 1997.

22. 22 percent of men and 14 percent of women admitted to having sexual relations outside their marriage sometime in their past.

23. 90 percent of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong.

24. 50 percent of Americans said President Clinton’s adultery makes his moral standard “about the same as the average married man,” according to a Time-CNN poll.

25. 61 percent of Americans thought adultery should not be a crime in the United states; 35 percent thought it lesbian videos should; 4 percent had no opinion. (God bless the porn industry for that)

26. 17 percent of milf videos divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.

Pakistan- In ‘Porn’ Perspective

We’re not done yet, my friends. Mapping this onto Pakistan’s internet penetration percentage, we find that :

1. One out of every 20 Pakistanis is officially committed to internet porn(5% of total population)

2. one out of 33 Pakistani’s (3%) has an illicit sexual relationship (possibly more, not less). 1 out of 50 (2%) get divorced due to infidelity/want of ‘better’ sex.

3. 12% of Pakistans now officially think that adultery should not be a crime in the ‘Islamic republic of Pakistan’.

4. One out of every nine children has viewed porn in Pakistan (11%). Which implies that you have at least one sibling/cousin on each side (paternal +maternal) who is into porn, even if they are under 15.

5. One out of 40 people (2.5%) access lesbian porn google pakistan to search for porn(for entire population). One out of four internet users in Pakistan use it for searching porn.

6. 1 out of 4 women that see you at work (22.5%) have sexual thoughts about you. 1 out of 4 (25%) men who see you at work have sexual thoughts about you too.

BTW, if you want to map these stats to KHI/ISB/LHR, multiply them by 3, as they are urban areas (internet penetration is greater) and literacy is at 30 %. Need I say more?

The bottom line is – 1 out of two people using the internet turns to porn daily. Which implies that as the internet penetration percentage increases, the entire society is gonna turn into a vast majority of sex addicts, who have nothing but sex on their minds, and don’t have the time to focus on their families, their work, or their loved ones, let alone greater social issues. All they’ll be thinking about is what someone would look like without clothes on, or what sexual position would be best for which figure they see.

Sex? Yes – but it’s meant to be private, with a sense of commitment to it. Without that sense of commitment, its just lust. Making it public = making humans animals – easier to control and manipulate. The increasing penetration of internet brings with it this disease, which must be handled at the state level.

Conclusion

How can we tackle this issue? According to the local maulvi – the internet, images, pictures , tv, everything is haram. So pull the plug, lol. So that you’re left back another 200 years.

However, there’s another way to do it, and milf porn 1.8 billion people have already saved their society/culture from it. It’s called ‘The Great FireWall of China’. More on that next week. Comments and questions welcome.

Data sources:
http://www.internetworldstats.com
http://www.womansavers.com/infidelity-statistics.asp