The Importance Of Censorship In Society

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“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them, I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist” (Flood). Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, that are considered obscene, politically acceptable, or a threat in security. Furthermore, it is the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society. This action is caused whenever individuals succeed in imposing their political or moral values on others…show more content…
American people resort to “more speech not enforced silence” in seeking to resolve our differences in values, sensibilities, and offenses. The effect has restricted newspapers, television, radio, etc. by not allowing them the right to free speech. “59 percent of Americans say people should be able to express even deeply offensive views, while 40 percent said government should prevent people from engaging in hate speech, with partisan and racial divides characterizing the results” (Friedersdorf). Society will always differ over how we should and should not publicly post what we choose, the government also gets involved in this which takes away some of our amendment rights. The majority of people believe that by not allowing some things to be said or published, that this constitutional right is being violated. In essence, this means that government censorship would primarily attempt to stop an unintentional effect of certain speech or expression on the Internet; in other words, the government would be opposing the idea of individualism in society. Our rights get violated in everyday life and the government hinders part of it. Society should have fullness of their right and be allowed to post whatever they please to without worrying about it being removed by the…show more content…
Opponents have cited the time where world wide media was prohibited to cover stories in multiple countries and the strict military censorship implemented during the times of war which are actions taken by dictators. Forbidding these actions society becomes more curious of what they aren’t allowed to know. They will become more aware of how the government is prohibiting the news they don’t want the world to know. Society has to be aware of what goes on in the world, or else they become worried about what is all around them and what could go wrong. It is important for individuals to know what is going on other than the government restraining us from knowing the private politics news the government bans. In the equilibrium with censorship, difficult economic times prompt higher relative spending on censorship and propaganda. The restraining of these goals by keeping the ruled class in the dark. If they don't know how bad their situation is, they may not question it as much. Some dictators have gone past the point of caring that the people know they are being abused of confidential news. Other may go about dictating in a more poignant way and wouldn't want all of their misdoings to be seen. Also, restraining of material from other cultures, projects etc. could show the people how badly they are being

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