Net Neutrality and its connection with Freedom of Expression

The Internet brings a lot of surprises. Some are too good while some might get worst depending upon the situation. Everyone knows the situation of net neutrality in the world. We just don’t know all.

In the States, the situation of net neutrality was getting so out of the hand that it became a threat to a lot of social media companies whose source of primary revenue is from the United States audience.

The definition of Net Neutrality on Oxford dictionary states that,

The principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.

With this definition, you might have got some idea about where we are heading.

Whenever there has been an issue of favoring someone or something (even a group of someone or something), a backlash has started in the most disgusting way possible. Alongside all these backlashes, another major topic that everyone touches in one way another is Internet Freedom.

Since we are dedicating more than half of our lives on making the internet much bigger and better, the legislation should give certain rights that have to correlate equally with the normal state laws and regulations. Simplifying it, the internet freedom of expression, speech, and other freedom of speech, the expression should be treated equally nevertheless the condition one supposes.

Anonymous, a decentralized international hacktivist group that is widely known for its various cyber attacks against several governments, government institutions, and government agencies, corporations, and the Church of Scientology has been working on this since very first day either ethically or *unethically.

A famous quote ‘Your ignorance is their power‘ hits hard when we think more about Freedom on the Internet.

The Internet has made communication much easier and smarter. This also means that people can place their opinions and comments more effectively which might slide directly to the inbox of the person directed to it with an ease. This is a threat to corrupt leaders and will do anything to stop it.

In Nepal, when topics like Porn ban, PUBGM ban, etc arrived, everyone had either black or white opinion. Almost no one gave their nuance perspective. Why you may ask: It’s because that’s what they want us to think.

Although those bans may have been the last step to stop any increasing threat they saw coming, remember that every first world country has gone through all these problems and these bans were not the last step they took.

As a developing country, dealing with internet problems needs good legislation. If people are getting affected just by consuming entertainment online or anything similar, then there might be some other issues that need proper investigation and the right decision.

Conclusion

To conclude, the way how we think should not be one dimensional. There are enough people in our country who wants us to be ‘Bheda‘. Internet filtration is necessary but only unnecessary steps are being taken.

*we don’t condone any unethical practices in internet

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