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.
Something allowed in the United States could easily be prohibited in Arabia or Pakistan, everything depends directly if the ideas are taken as disrespectful or insulting to a person, religion, among others, and are all control and regulated by each state government. The control in the media is, as any other government action, full of pros and cons about the reasons and results it gives. On one hand, it is important to put a limit on the kind of information, images, videos and others that can get to the population. Sometimes, the citizen from a specific nation is not ready to understand fully the material given to him, especially if this citizen is a child. Violence, sex, drugs, alcohol and other –no fully understandable topics- for some part of the public need to be limited in order to protect childhood and guaranteeing a correct development in a healthy environment.
The Catcher in the Rye no part of the book should be censored because everything in the book stand either as a symbol for the character Holden or serve as a lesson in the book But you’ve not told why...you can’t just state something without cause. State why... Intro: The definition of Censorship is “Censorship is the restraint of speech and communicative material by some form of power or authority, usually a government” (Censorship). A censorship is done to protect the public because they are considered offensive or otherwise objectionable (censorship). A censorship is not simply done by just a normal citizen but by a high authority usually done by the government.
In Fahrenheit 451, the truth is dealt with differently as the government has illegalised literature and writing. They propose that literature contains too much emotion and can therefore upset readers or cause controversy. Although the government wants people to be happy, their underlying motive is for the public to be dim-witted, vacuous and institutionalised. Literature contains all the ideas that oppose what they want in their people, such as art, science, religion, philosophy and natural beauty, so they forbid it and employ firemen to burn every book. The government in Fahrenheit 451 does not believe in the aesthetic and creative value of books, but instead that it is a source of material that can
Hate speech should never have the word “typical” associated with it because it promotes negative actions and slurs that are irrelevant to our country. In our world today, hate speech is now viewed as a typical form of speech which is crazy to think that such a negative way of speaking is currently normal . Hate speech should be penalized the same way a criminal act is because not only is it just as dangerous but it causes negative and emotional harm to its victims which should be treated the same as physical
This would be challenging Mill’s views liberty of the limits of authority on a society. Since Mill believes that society should step in when there is harm to others and the actions affect the society as a whole, he would see the laws on gun control as a challenge for this liberty because a majority of society wants these laws to be changed and when the majority wants a change society is supposed to step in and help make it happen. Also, since school shootings and gun control are affecting the society as a whole with many deaths and protests are now taking place to have more restrictions on guns, this would be challenging the liberty since society is not making a change to benefit the whole of society that is currently being harmed. However, those protesting are using their rights and fulling Mill’s view on the liberty of thoughts and discussion by making their ideas heard and getting the opinions of others in a peaceful way that does not harm others. Also, it reflects his view of the liberty of individuals and originality since these discussions and protests bringing new ideas to focus.
If students are not taught these skills, we can not allow liberal education. There is inaccurate information everywhere. Even in our news, we can hear extremely biased and incorrect information. What is censorship and how does it affect liberal education? Censorship is when information is suppressed because it is deemed unacceptable.
Further, it is also important to understand that censorship is not only an after effect of the act of expression. It should also be seen in the absence of the speech-act. It is a process which “encompasses all socially structured proscriptions or prescriptions which inhibit or prohibit dissemination of ideas, information, images, and other messages through a society 's channels of communication whether these obstructions are secured by political, economic, religious, or other systems of authority. It includes both overt and covert proscriptions and prescriptions.” (Beat Muller 227) In democracy which constitutionally enshrines freedom of speech, censorship constitutes paranoia wherein the authority both mandates free speech and later forfeits if it is found to be threatening. Foucault, in The Courage of Truth opines that parrhesia (truth- telling) which includes both the right to express one’s opinion, and the courage to go against the opinions of others is crucial
Either way, as proven by history, government censorship is necessary; however, the limitation to its censoring power must be clear and a system to prevent the possible abuse of this power is crucial. Overall, censorship should exist only for speeches that contained clear and dangerous intent and information published by media that contained a true threat to national security. The word censorship is usually comprised of a negative connotation and many are opposed to this idea. In fact, many Americans believe the First Amendment will protect almost all censorship. For example, according to Harris Poll, 84% of American believe the
A gap is created between what people really believe and how they are acting. Are we creating a society based on double standards where words are spoken, yet no action is taken? Could it be that hypocrisy manifest itself many times? In Lebanon, society forbids sexual freedom and liberty due to the attachment with history, religion, and cultural norms. In fact that’s very essential when it comes to hypocrisy