Internet censorship is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet enacted by regulators, or on their own initiative.
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The companies sell products that are liable to be used by governments to violate human rights and freedom of information. lawsuit filed in May 2011, Cisco Systems is accused of helping the Chinese Government build a firewall, known widely as the Golden Shield, to censor the Internet and keep tabs on dissidents. Cisco is also accused of aiding the Chinese government in monitoring and apprehending members of the banned Falun Gong group.
RWB said that the list is not exhaustive and will be expanded in the coming months. Many filtering programs allow blocking to be configured based on dozens of categories and sub-categories such as these from Websense: "abortion" (pro-life, pro-choice), "adult material" (adult content, lingerie and swimsuit, nudity, sex, sex education), "advocacy groups" (sites that promote change or reform in public policy, public opinion, social practice, economic activities, and relationships), "drugs" (abused drugs, marijuana, prescribed medications, supplements and unregulated compounds), "religion" (non-traditional religions occult and folklore, traditional religions), ....
Countries may filter sensitive content on an ongoing basis and/or introduce temporary filtering during key time periods such as elections.
In some cases the censoring authorities may surreptitiously block content to mislead the public into believing that censorship has not been applied.
Other areas of censorship include copyrights, defamation, harassment, and obscene material.