We should know what we’re getting into with illegal internet content
There have been a few stories lately about illegal internet content and about the dark/deep internet — that is, the internet that is only accessible with certain browsers. These stories about accessing illegal content on the internet are very concerning because the proper and complete disclosures have not been made.
There really should be a disclosure made on the websites about who can expect to go to jail and be arrested for illegal content on their computers or phones. Please keep in mind that it is not known what is in an email until it is opened, and it is not known what is on a website until it is accessed.
Other than a concern about unknown content, there is no reason to be hesitant about opening up an email from a stranger, and there is no reason to be hesitant about going to an unknown site. Yet, if there is illegal content on the site, will we be held responsible? It should be made clear — by those who make arrests, those who prosecute, those who sentence, and the list goes on — exactly what we can expect by going to unknown sites and opening up emails from strangers.
This should not be an unanswered question, and yet, it is. Ever y county resident should be able to avoid jail, if in fact they’re tr ying to avoid it.
Melissa Davis, La Plata