- Apr 27, 2010
That's a good question. I don't think it should. That said, the proposal from the OP doesn't do that, from what I read. It actually want's to apply the same standards from those media to the internet, dealing with hate speech or abusive behaviour. I understand many people don't like nudity, sexuality or strong language as it is portrayed on television or in print ads, however, those have become generally acceptable in many places.Why would the internet be subjected to a criteria or standard that not even TV or the Yellow Pages are held to?
I think it's a difficult road to go down, trying to legislate online behaviour. I think it's a better plan for parents to educate their children (and themselves) in how to deal with cyber bullying and hate speech. Those behaviours are sustained primarily by the level of attention they get.