Censorship and Privacy Rights Persuasive Essay by kristin91350

Censorship and Privacy Rights
A persuasive essay that analyzes the social problems of censorship and violations of privacy rights and persuades American citizens to take a stance against government manipulation.
# 26631 | 2,126 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2003 | US

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This paper carefully describes the sociopolitical problems of censorship and privacy rights and presents a proposal of possible solutions to these problems. It explores various modern government manipulations that have been increased since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and includes an analysis of various new legislation such as the Patriot Act.

From the Paper:

"Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every website you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend "all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as "a virtual centralized grand database"". To this computerized dossier on your private life from commercial sources, add every piece of information that [the] government has about you" passport application, driver's license and bridge toll records, judicial and divorce records, complaints from noisy neighbors to the FBI "your lifetime paper trail plus the latest hidden camera surveillance" and you have the supersnoop's dream: a "Total Information Awareness" about every US citizen" (Krigg 2) This serves as just one example of the many acts that were passed due to an increased desire for national security."

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Censorship and Privacy Rights (2003, May 12) Retrieved June 07, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/censorship-and-privacy-rights-26631/

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