The Importance Of Censorship

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Censorship is the suppression of any books, films, news, etc. that are considered offensive, or may propose danger to society. Censorship has been around for centuries; even now, with the constitution and laws that protects our rights to freedom, censorship still managed to have somewhat of an impact on our lives today. It’s in the media, our education, and in other countries. But not everything about censorship is terrible, a certain length to what should be censored could be acceptable. It’s the general idea of exercising censorship could do harm to society without us even noticing it. Some countries that practice censorship can be extreme, their lives are turned around and they are not living their lives to their fullest potential. Thus, society should not practice censorship as it is used to promote negative agendas, violates people’s rights, and slows down innovation.
First of all, censorship inflicted upon the government is damaging to our society by silencing certain information, while promoting negative agendas. The filtering processes of the type addressed here, in censorship, ultimately enforce a particular type of worldview, reducing the scope for conflict and diversity of opinion(Leaver, 2012). With the government controlling what information is being presented, it reduces the chances of disagreement in people since there is only one side. However, it is questionable as to the morality part of the material is removed. People are living without knowing what is
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