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Discriminatory filtering by agenda-driven vendors prevents access to information and websites about LGBTQ* minorities. Internet filters engage in viewpoint discrimination. They censor access, silence LGBTQ* voices, render them digitally invisible, and perpetuate homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.
The Internet is the critical source of information for young people in the 21st century, particularly LGBTQ* adolescents and allies. Young people in poverty and those living in rural areas are the most vulnerable, so having access to the Internet solely through filters is dangerous to their mental, spiritual, and physical health.
Global information rights and social responsibility are essential foundations for universal human rights in 21st century digital environments.