Name: The Internet as a form of censorship...

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Australia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Other

MediumMixed Media

Artist: Jaenine Parkinson

Confronting Bodies: people of lower socio-economic status, vs the economicly electronically enabled

Date of Action: Sunday, 13 June 2004

Specific Location: www

Description of Artwork: non-electronic Low Economic value

Description of Incident: Voices of those who do not have access to the internet continue to be silenced. The web only gives a voice and subsequent power and knowledge to those with the financial ablity- this is the greatest form of censorship, not those moments when the freedom of speach we have come to expect is temporarly restricted.

Results of Incident: discrimination, oppression and censorship continues on the grounds economic status. The web cannot be seen as containing within it democratic tendencies.

Source: thinking

Submitted By: Jaenine Parkinson

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