Media Censorship And Its Effects On Society Essay

1583 Words Dec 17th, 2015 7 Pages
Media censorship has been something that had been debated and argued ever since a mass use of technology began to develop in the late eighteen hundreds. The main concern is that U.S citizens will view things that will make them worry about the economical, political, and social health of this nation, as well as others. The government has progressed many years, especially since many different and advanced form of technology are being produced and everyday, and use it to their advantage. The American government has almost all access to personal files such as medical records, online records, as well as media data. Since technology has been evolving so quickly, the government is allowed to omit and hide things they do not think is fit to be released to the American public, for reasons that are described as ‘for the safety of American citizens.’ The real controversy is over the power they have to hide things from U.S citizens, without permission from these people. Should the United States Government be able to censor people’s internet access, even without their specific permission?
There are rights that wholly reject or seem to look down upon Government censorship and it’s use of accessing “private” information that belong to the people who are United States citizens. For example, the First Amendment - “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of…

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