The report shows that, though not first in the list of who uses the internet, the United States has a significant lead over China. Of our 300 million people, over seventy-eight percent use the internet. China only has a mere thirty-six percent.
Of course, China, restricts and censors what people can view, and supposedly there are some 30,000 police dedicated to restricting such internet freedoms that the United States enjoys.
This serves as a problem to the United States. Because while the internet is useful for many things, like keeping up with your favorite blogger, it’s drastically changing the scope of our population, making up news at best, often with nothing to back it up. Information is often false. We all know of popular sites like Wikipedia, we have all Googled the news articles and information pages, but in terms of real information, we all know that it’s crap, at best. I even said so, months ago, right here on iREADray.com.
China’s restrictions on the internet is smart. Their restrictions are building a community with the so-called “right” information. China’s restrictions forces the intellects to look for the right information by doing something call research. Allowing for internet freedoms in the United States, makes it easy for us to simply Google whatever information we need, hoping it is in fact information. Our only hope would be to put real restrictions on the online world, but restricting the internet would be, well, un-American.