Censorship In America Essay

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Censorship has played a very effective role in society, government and our social media, but it’s affecting a lot more than just that. What role does censorship play in America and what guidelines should be used to ban books, videos, and articles written produced for public use? Mrs. Winstead says, “I think it is absolutely necessary for us to ‘self-censor’ meaning that we should all be able to decide what we want to read, listen to and create.” Jared Harter says, “Some things should be censored, because they might be too ‘inappropriate’ for certain age groups”, and that lawmakers SHOULD have the ability to censor material they find inappropriate. Censorship while it always includes limiting or eliminating access to certain thoughts or resources, includes some approaches. Censorship has tailed the free expressions of men and women throughout history. In ancient societies, for example, China censorship was considered a…show more content…
Censorship happens daily on TV and music for example when a news program shows something “graphic” like a shooting they censor the Graphic Material, to prevent young viewers or people who prefer not to see it. Music shows a great amount by removing or “bleeping” out inappropriate material, and by creating “clean versions.” In the future censorship will hopefully “bleep” out all curse words not just the really bad ones. Maybe in the future we will not even need censorship because the writers of books and TV shows will not even use bad language. This will cleanse kids’ minds and kids will not be as exposed to cussing as they are today. In conclusion Censorship has played a very effective role in society, government and our social media, but it’s affecting a lot more than just that. What role does censorship play in America and what guidelines should be used to ban books, videos, and articles written produced for public
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