Internet Civil Liberties in the U.S. and the Protection of the Modern Terrorist
Date of Award
Master of Liberal Studies
Arts & Culture
Internet Civil Liberties; Terrorism; US Patriot Act
This capstone examines the civil liberties of the modern terrorist and explicates the right to freedom of speech for terrorist organizations and their use of the internet. Terrorist organizations use the internet to promote ideas, recruit members, organize the flow of information, and coordinate actions. During the war on terror the US Patriot Act became law allowing for U.S. government censorship and surveillance of internet traffic and many believe these acts are a threat to civil liberties. Terrorist organizations have the right to express their views, however unpopular, and censoring or restricting web sites diminishes civil liberties for all, which democracies and liberal societies are founded upon.
Werner, Laurel, "Internet Civil Liberties in the U.S. and the Protection of the Modern Terrorist" (2009). University College: Arts and Culture Capstones. 2.