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Where does it say that the Gedolim have banned the internet? Lakewood proscribes it's school-aged children from having access to it. I'm not aware of anyone saying it's patently assur. Alecha l'havi raya.
From: http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2000/01/11/News/News.1182.htmlHaredim abuzz about halachic ban on Internet useBy Judy Siegel And Tamar HausmanJERUSALEM (January 11) - A halachic ruling issued last week by a number of prominent haredi rabbis prohibiting their followers from using the Internet - except for work - has triggered unease, surprise, and some agreement in the haredi community.The ruling, displayed on flyers and posters pasted on walls in haredi neighborhoods, was signed by leading halachic arbiter Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv; the rabbinic leaders of Belz, Sadigura, and Vizhnitz; Rabbi Leib Sheinman; and Shas Council of Sages members Shalom Cohen and Shimon Ba'adani.The Gedolim listed above are the heads of Yahadut Hatorah.
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