Internet Filters http://ripr.org en ACLU Questions Internet Filters http://ripr.org/post/aclu-questions-internet-filters <p>The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a report deeply critical of internet filtering software used in many public schools, saying it is tantamount to censorship. The report found that software blocks a wide variety of web sites including the Smithsonian Institutes and sites with information about anti-government groups.<br><br>“The excessive use of Internet filters by schools has seriously infringed on the First Amendment rights of students and teachers on a daily basis,” said the report’s author, Hillary Davis, in a written statement.<br> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:12:26 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 11787 at http://ripr.org