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# The government has recently been severely criticized for its decision

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The government has recently been severely criticized for its decision to block access to a few websites on which malicious information and photographs were being posted. The government has responded to this criticism by stating that while it believes in freedom of speech and expression, this was an emergency and in such situations, you have to cut off the source of the problem.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A) The first describes a reaction to an action and the second describes an action taken in response to this reaction

B) The first is a criticism that the argument disagrees with; the second is the point of view that the argument supports

C) The first is the point of view of a group of people and the second attacks this point of view

D) The first provides a counterpoint to the argument’s conclusion; the second is that conclusion

E) The first provides the criticism of an action and the second provides justification for the necessity of taking that action

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23 Jan 2019, 21:13
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The argument describes a criticism of an act of the government and the government’s justification
of the same. The first bold part describes why the government has been criticized and the second
provides the government’s explanation of the same.

A. While the first part is correct, the second is not an action taken in response to this. In fact the
second bold part is not an action at all, it’s just an explanation

B. The argument never takes a stand on the issue so we don’t know what it agrees or disagrees
with.

C. The first is a criticism which cannot exactly be described as a point of view. Even if this were
the case, the second just provides an explanation for this; it doesn’t attack this

D. The stimulus does not have any conclusion as such

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