Regulation of the internet, the limit to freedom of expression

Marc Vilaseca

The aim of this topic is to analyse where the limits of freedom of expression are today. Furthermore, it will consider how the regulations applied by certain countries can limit things as basic to human beings as freedom of expression. This concept can be analysed from various aspects.

First, through examples such as Russia or China, where they have already begun to regulate their own internet network, to see how this could affect the rest of society if similar rules were applied in all countries.

On the other hand, there are also countries that, despite not having government regulations, media or business concentration in the media limits the different voices possible in those countries.

Real world examples

China’s Great Firewall to regulate the access to international internet websites:

Russia tries to leave the internet and build their own one:

Australia’s concentrated media market: