HUM/176 Week 9 DQ’s
Do you think online content should ever be censored? Explain.
Do you think the current movie rating system (G, PG, PG13, R, X) serves its intended purpose, or should it be changed? Why, or why not?
Between 1949 and 1987, the Fairness Doctrine was an FCC rule designed to provide “reasonable, although not necessarily equal” opportunities in presenting opposing viewpoints in radio broadcasting in order to avoid one-sided presentations. The practice was repealed under President Reagan as part of a wider deregulation effort. Do you think the Fairness Doctrine should be revived, revised, or left dead? Why?
You will find more information on the Fairness Doctrine at the Museum of Broadcast Communications at:
and at Politico which can be found at:
Some organizations and political figures have declared that Internet access is a civil right. Do you agree or disagree with this thinking? Why? How do you define a civil right? Why?
What if an Internet search engine limited results to one political viewpoint or another? Would that be legal? Ethical? Explain.