Censorship can take many forms, through exploring some forms—internet censorship, self-censorship, and censorship in schools—and looking at the fight against censorship, we can understand what motivates the idea of censorship throughout history. Censorship is bad for society censorship takes away the rights that we have been granted hundreds of years ago the founding fathers wrote that constitution for a reason, which was to give us the freedom that we deserve.
The censorship in the american society jennifer stern enc 1102 essay 1 6 february, 1997 as society emerges into the twenty-first century, control amongst the people is still evident in the actions sought by both houses of congress. There are always limits to things, naturally, but only to an extent censorship, in the big picture, has an effect on our society as a whole if it is an issue or report that effects us, directly or indirectly, then we should know about it thank you for participating in this debate.
In this present era, censorship in america has become a topic of much debate in my opinion, i feel that censorship should be practiced with whatever issues or materials they announce to the public one of the common censorship disputes in america occurs. Also the american library association's website has noted the top three reasons for book censorship in the united states the motives for this controversial practice are as following: the material was considered to be sexually explicit”, the content contained offensive language”, and the book was unsuited to any age group. In response, several professional organizations such as the american library association (ala), the freedom to read foundation, and the national coalition against censorship have employed various initiatives to help combat book censorship in all its forms.
American society has always been deeply ambivalent about these questions on the one hand, our history is filled with examples of overt government censorship, from the 1873 comstock law to the 1996 communications decency act. Internet censorship or even outright banning of internet has become a source of great debate and controversy in recent years we cannot allow this censorship of the internet as we would be losing our rights to free speech and free media.
The censorship in the american society as society develops into the twenty-first century, control among the individuals is still clear in the activities looked for by both places of congress people, in numerous societies, are consistently protected from the questionable issues. Following the election of donald trump, his administration pursued means of preventing federal staff from speaking publicly, with the american association for the advancement of science, the largest scientific society in the world, warning of possible censorship and intimidation of the american scientific community.
In those two final points of the aaup statement, “choice of curriculum” and “restriction of debate,” are echoes of our experience in an american company, on american soil generations of censorship, despite what many from relatively uncensored nations might hope and believe, have not necessarily created a hunger for freedom of information and expression in china although counterintuitive, this seems to be truer today than it was 30 years ago. But as china acquires american companies, existing and newly hired chinese employees may feel both emboldened and pressured to incorporate a culture of censorship into the new entity last year i gave a publicly listed american company a series of seminars on chinese business, social, legal, and cultural norms and expectations.
The debate about censorship censorship, the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society, has been a characteristic of dictatorships throughout history. Media censorship can really hinder a society if it is bad enough because media is such a large part of people’s lives today and it is the source of basically all information, if the information is not being given in full or truthfully then the society is left uneducated.