nicolejb
2 years ago5,000+ Views
Should France Turn off the Internet?
News Community Discussion time! This one relates to all the crazy things that have been happening over the past several weeks.
After the Paris bombing, an investigation began. May suggested that the terrorists communicated through Playstation (though that turned out not to be true). But we do know they used the internet as a tool to communicate.

And ISIS uses online platforms to recruit and train.

After the bombings the french police even went out of their way to add restrictions to the internet in France, stating that it was a threat to the country.

But, French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls turned down the ban. "A ban of Wi-Fi is not a course of action envisaged."
"Internet is a freedom, is an extraordinary means of communication between people, it is a benefit to the economy," Valls added.

Tagging discussion participants and new people in the community!

What do you think? Is Internet is a free communication we should all be able to use without limit? Or is limiting it temporarily for regular citizens a good strategy to stop ISIS?

What are the benefits/problems of having the internet limited?
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In my opinion, whether to limit, or turn off the wifi / internet wouldn't really make any difference to those who wanted to do harm to others. They will always find a way or means to do so.
2 years agoReply
I'm a Muslim. I hate ISIS. they tarnished our religion. killed us and others alike now freedom is jeopardised by their actions too 馃懝馃槨
2 years agoReply
I think more than just 'limiting communication' avenues is necessary. Banning the internet will not put an end to ISIS recruitment or communication. The most beneficial tool against terrorism is education, and not the kind that teaches a person to defend him/herself or spot suspicious activity. The kind of education and community where people don't feel afraid or isolated, that brings people together rather than separates them. Bringing your Muslim friends and their families closer to you and showing your love for them more will keep them engaged and comfortable. Isolating Muslims and putting bans and restrictions on the Islamic faith will drive people right into the arms of terrorists because they will say, 'yes, I was ostracized, too, they hate me, too. Come let us show them who we can be.' Celebrating what people have in common and embracing differences is how you end terrorism.
2 years agoReply
Those that want to perform terrorist acts will find a way to do so, regardless of the internet or other communication devices. It might take longer, but it will eventually get done. Evil is evil. They didn't have internet years ago, but terrorism happened then too.
2 years agoReply
Yeah ISIS would be slightly inconvenienced but they'd still be able to communicate. they'd cripple the rest of the nation though. pos systems that require authorization via internet, government communications, etc etc bad idea
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