Internet censorship in the United States is the suppression of information published or viewed on the Internet in the United States. These protections extend to the Internet, however, the U. government has censored sites in the past and they are increasing in number to this day. These protections extend to the Internet and as a result very little government mandated technical filtering occurs in the US.
possesses protection of freedom of speech and expression against federal, state, and local government censorship; a right protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. has undermined confidence in the Internet and its own standards of security" and that "U. surveillance practices and decryption activities are a direct threat to investigative journalists, especially those who work with sensitive sources for whom confidentiality is paramount and who are already under pressure." The strong protections for freedom of speech and expression against federal, state, and local government censorship are rooted in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Gambling, cyber security, and dangers to children who frequent social networking sites are important ongoing debates.
Significant public resistance to proposed content restriction policies have prevented the more extreme measures used in some other countries from taking hold in the U. Public dialogue, legislative debate, and judicial review have produced filtering strategies in the United States that are different from those found in most of the rest of the world.
Proponents of protecting intellectual property online in the United States have been much more successful, producing a system to remove infringing materials that many feel errs on the side of inhibiting legally protected speech.
The US practices forceful seizures of domains and computers, at times without notification, causing the websites to be unable to continue operating.
The primary exception has to do with obscenity, including child pornography, which does not enjoy First Amendment protection.