Good editorial in the Boston Globe today about “The Dangers of Internet Censorship” by Harry Lewis, a professor of computer science at Harvard and fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Lewis argues that:
Determining which ideas are “harmful” is not the government’s job. Parents should judge what information their children should see – and should expect that older children will, as they always have, find ways around restrictive rules.
Worth reading the whole thing. Incidentally, Harry Lewis is the co-author of an interesting new book I am reading right now, Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion. I’m going to try to review it here eventually.