Research Notes Censorship (Oppose Censorship (People who oppose it believe…
Research Notes Censorship
People who favor it believe that it is good and helpful to control information, expressions, ideas, ect. pg 10
They believe that censorship could stop the spread of hate speech such as racism and sexism. Pg 9
People who oppose it believe that a individual or group shouldn't be allowed to decide weather something should be censored for everyone. pg 11
Those who oppose often refer to the first amendment.
For example for children the parents should get to decide what is kept from their kids. pg 12
They believe that individuals get to decide what they censor pg 11
Types of Censorship
"Occurs when any major corporation makes the decision to implement restrictions on what product manufacturers can produce to reach the free market."
"They can also suppress what customers can purchase, watch, or hear in conjunction with their relationship with that corporation."
Military Censorship is a part of Corporate censorship but instead the military hides their intelligence and or weapons from the enemy.
"Suppression of materials that the public considers obscene or offensive."
"Child pornography is restricted in many countries because it is seen as being morally wrong."
"This is the most common type of censorship, but it is the most problematic as well. The problem with moral censorship is the narrowing definition of obscenity."
"when governments or political parties withhold information from their citizens in order to avoid rebellious acts or embarrassment"
"A more recent form of political censorship is the use of disinformation, which is basically used as a distraction to draw peoples’ attention away from some controversial issue at hand."
" when any material that is considered objectionable to a certain faith is suppressed. "
" A majority of the time, the most dominant religious groups in a particular area or region pose restrictions or limitations on less prevalent ones. "
"Some religions may completely reject the ideas of other groups because they may believe that their content is not appropriate for their religion."
What is Censorship?
"the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security."
Special Cases of Censorship.
"Today free speech is a liberty right that we take for granted until a special issue of censorship arises, which then gains widespread media coverage and sparks public debate. There are a few areas where censorship is a recurring issue, and we will highlight some of these. Perhaps the most prominent one is book censorship. "
"This is partly because books have the capacity of recording our thoughts on every possible subject, from the most innocent idea to the most scandalous."
Book burning was the most common way to censor a book back in the older days of history."While the days of government-conducted book burning are long gone in the developed world, it is still an activity performed by private political and religious groups in protest of publications that they believe are harmful."
His first argument is that censorship is justified because it prevents the harmful influence of ideas that might morally corrupt our children. Plato has in mind the censorship of ideas that are uncritically imposed on the youth, through a type of media brainwashing. If we expose them to stories, songs, images and other media that are morally uplifting, then their moral characters will be positively shaped.
Plato’s second argument for censorship is that it is needed for the protection of our society. He argues that there is a specific reason that we need to censor potentially corrupting material from the youth, and that is because when they grow up the survival of the country will depend upon them. This is especially so for our leaders who are responsible for setting the country’s direction and mediating the competing desires of the citizens.