Importance Of Censorship In Society

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Censorship is beneficial to our nation because it keeps harmful activity out of children’s minds, protects our country, and prevents children from seeing offensive language, while censorship is also harmful to our culture because it invades privacy. I believe censorship is necessary, especially in the social media world we live in today. Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security. It has a long history and everyone has a different perspective on it (West Hen University). Many people want censored material for the sake of children, while other people do not want censorship for the sake of their own privacy. Censoring…show more content…
Another term similar to freedom of speech is freedom of expression. Freedom of expression “includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.” Freedom of expression is a right that is not only given to us, but is also recognized as a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This article 19 states that “everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference” and “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice”(studymode.com). While I agree that United States was built on our freedoms, I do believe that there has to be some sort of standard or precident set with regard to how we as all nation express ourself. Of all the censorships, internet censorship could be the one that affects the population most often. This is where there is control of what can be viewed, published, or even accessed on the internet, and i believe this is very important. Thus type of censorship does vary on a country-to-country basis but its far too easy to gain access to to websites thst arent appropriate for all viewers. Back in 2012, there was an internet survey that showed that 71% of people who responded
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