Pros And Cons Of Freedom Of The Press

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The Cons of Freedom of the Press The first amendment of the United States’ Constitution states that all people have the right to a free press. Within this right, all people have the right to upload and print out anything that they deem important so long as it remains within the boundaries of the Libel Law. The number one purpose of this right it to supply America and its citizens with information, however, in its number one purpose is where it falters. The Freedom of the Press hinders the truth rather than promoting it because it does not extend to all people, the bias within its text is commonly misinterpreted as the truth, and, despite libel laws, libel remains apparent in the press where it is not fought against by the government.
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Government officials regularly scan the internet to protect what is true and dismiss what is false, or in other words, libel. Officials claim that freedom of the press under the libel law promotes personal responsibilities and the rights of individuals. They also tell citizens what is and is not okay to publicize and what they can and cannot upload or print out for public viewing. By doing this, the government stands in their own hypocritical oath in claiming that they are giving United States citizens more rights by restricting them. Although the government claims that The Freedom of the Press stands firm, there are definitely fluctuations in their own stance. Billions of social media sites such as, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. are popular amongst millions of people and are used for the defamation of people all of the time but it is not as observed as government websites. By saying that all people have equal rights to privacy would be false. Only people who make a bold impact in the community have the obvious right to privacy and only they fall under the protection of the First

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