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It is not the United States duty to protect other countries from repression The United States already has repression issues of their own and need to deal with them before tackling other countries issues Websites like Wikileaks have challenged the government to a case of internet freedom Mackinnon The United States needs to agree to either censor their media or keep it as is With the American government feeling somewhat threatened by websites in the media countries like China have already gone the extra mile and censored websites that spoke badly of the Chinese government The United States claims to influence the freedom of speech into all aspects of life but many times fails to do so when the media is involvedWhen Bradley Manning leaked more than 700000 classified documents and video from the Afghanistan war to Wikileaks he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for violating the Espionage actManning is one of seven people have been charged under the Espionage Act for leaking classified information under the Obama administration Another is Edward Snowden the former National Security Agency contractor who turned whistleblower disclosing top-secret details about US surveillance programsLewis These two examples represent the US governments fear of citizens actually finding out some truth about their nations government The American government obviously didnt want videos and information about the Afghan war to be leaked to the people because the government didnt want the citizens to really know what was going on in Afghanistan Edward Snowden released information about the US government tracking peoples telephone conversations Skype calls and many other forms of communication and media use Now the US is after Snowden to potentially arrest him because of his actions Again the government obviously didnt want this information exposed because it exposed the horrid truth of the US government practically spying on their citizens Is there really a surprise that many government officials wish to censor the internet in AmericaIn 2011 around the
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