Censorship by the government is unconstitutional. Censorship can have positive effects on society; however, it hinders freedom of speech, can insight dictatorship, and oppress individuals. The 1st Amendment protects public institutions from having to compromise the ideals of free speech by establishing framework that defines critical rights and responsibilities. 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.
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
To control and to suppress is the reason why we need law. Many people hold strong on the belief that internet should be a place where information and data flows freely. Yet, from the government point of view, freedom isn’t always a good thing. There is also a point of view to counter and protect against child pornography or hate speech. Others include religious factor, terrorism as well as other sensitive information for different group of people in terms of age, countries and parties.
In order to ensure their steady control over this vast amount of people the Chinese government must control them by regulating the worlds most intertwined and complex communication system in the modern era, the internet. A guideline to the China's leading party is strict regulation in every aspect of the internet. In the past couple years a revitalized mission for control against internet freedom has emerged. The foremost problem in China is internet censorship. The Chinese government has several regulatory bodies in charge of internet censorship, among them being the State Council Information office, the Cyber space Administration of China, and finally the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film, and Television.
All media is biased. The bias is media could be split into three main areas of influence, Advertisements, clickbait journalism, and Politics. Advertisements providing almost all of the money for mainstream media outlets gives them enormous power to control what our media outlets let into the public eye. Clickbait journalism has a negative impact on consumers, misleading titles that are eye grabbers trick people into believing things that aren 't the full truth. Arguably the most impactful bias in the media is the political bias that can be influences and forced into media from almost anything.
“Censorship is the act of suppressing or deleting material considered objectionable.” (Ballaro and DiLascio 1). Since the birth of mankind, censorship was applied on anything regarded as offensive, and became through time, a heavily relied on method to counter any sensitive subject, such as sexuality and religion. Whether people are with or against the government’s handling of the situation regarding internet exploitation, it is commonly agreed that the free use of internet threatens everyone due to the presence of diverse controversial and dangerous materials. Often, the protection of children is used as an excuse to promote censorship. Unlike what the government is trying to convince its people, censoring the internet is not the right solution to end its unethical use.
“All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarise that society. We can brutalise it…”- The media has a huge impact on society in shaping the public opinion of the masses. They can form or modify the public opinion in different ways depending on what is the objective of the person/people in-charge of the specific form of mass media (magazines, videos, television etc.). For example, between the 1900’s and early 2000’s, Pakistani media influenced the public opinion against the Taliban in the American S.W.A.T, by a repeated telecast of a video clip showing the whipping of a woman by a Taliban militant.
Investigative journalism must be credited and the press must be protected not be controlled for the benefits of greedy officials. The exposure of the president will also aid in preventing other government officials from doing the same as they run the risk of being caught and suffering the
J.M Balkin stated in his journal that the most effective strategy for hiding something might be to leave it out in the open, and only differ the context in which people view it. Instead of covering up the facts, one should instead seek to amend background reality (Balkin, 1999). Besides that, the prior research has continually documented a hostile media effect in which people perceive bias in sensible reporting on political controversies (Arceneaux, Johnson, & Murphy, 2012). According to Jimmy Chan, voters prefer highly partisan news either because they are accurately ideologically extreme or due to a tendency towards excessive selective exposure are politically “important” (Chan & Stone, 2013). Paul D’Angelo argues that the perception that the news media incompletely cover politics strengthened the political cynicism whereas the perception that news media oversimplified issues amplified feelings of skepticism (D’Angelo & Lombard, 2008).
The struggle for control of the mass media is concentrated on controlling behavior, any individuals, any mass. The power of the media is created on the powerlessness of the audience to take a critical stance towards the information broadcast by media. Subtle methods of media with “beautifully packaged” disinformation often imperceptibly are accepted without doubt. Such social perception allows the media to keep the public trust. Otherwise, their influence on the public opinion would be negligible.