Pros And Cons Of Censorship In Society

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Censorship is all about deciding on what people can see with in the media that revolves around the world. Censorship puts a wall around harmful, sensitive or inconvenient speech or communication. All around the world censorship has taken place to limit certain material to the public that leaders didn’t want them seeing or listening to. According to Mob Notes, it states, “Two-thirds of the world 's internet users live under regimes of government censorship” (Mob Notes). Restrictions to media around the world could bring positive and negative outcomes to society. A positive aspect would be the knowledge and communication given to society. But some negative aspects can include children being exposed to traumatizing material and people engaging…show more content…
Misinformation of material given to the public through the internet can have a large impact of the beliefs that society has about their government. Censorship plays a role in hiding or removing material they believe the public should not know about. On the positive side, some countries ban violence through films to perceive a violent-free environment. Also, some country’s purposely remove certain content that shouldn’t be viewed to children because they are the future, and they don’t want violence to be a part of that future. Censorship is quite a controversial topic and has is positive and negative outcomes to society’s around the globe. People may say it’s eliminates our freedom of speech, but some people take advantage of that freedom and should have at least some limitation for what is said on the internet. According to David French, from the National Review, he states,“...freedom of speech does not mean a blanket permission to say means balancing the inherent value of a given view with the obligation to ensure that other members of a given community can participate”(French). In other words, everyone should express their opinion but in a mannerly style, and that all points of view should be apprehended for everyone’s individual opinion. Censorship’s part in our society is to protect the minds of the public to prevent the violent and traumatization it can
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