Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report
Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher(s): Brennan Center for Justice
Keywords: Democracy; Freedom of Information; Internet policy
Internet filters are crude and error-prone because they categorize expression without regard to its context, meaning, and value. Yet these sweeping censorship tools are now widely used in companies, homes, schools, and libraries. Internet filters remain a pressing public policy issue to all those concerned about free expression, education, culture, and democracy. This fully revised and updated report surveys tests and studies of Internet filtering products from the mid-1990s through 2006. It provides an essential resource for the ongoing debate.