Censorship G7 English

I used to think that censoring something only applied in something like news, where you bleep out curse/cuss words or distort their voice. I now know that censorship is an extremely broad topic. It can be used to protect people, in the instance of something like a hate letter with false information being publish or used to control them, like the Nazis burning books to influence people’s learning. Many people also consider it an incrimination on freedom of speech. Censoring can also mean restricting access to something, aka. banning. Before something is banned, it has to be challenged, and the challenger has to have a reasonable cause. Many innocent books, video games, and forms of media have been banned, mostly in the case of misunderstandings, like people thinking that Harry Potter promoted witchery. But there is some good cases of censoring, albeit, exaggerated, Australia removed blood from video games because they thought that blood would desensitize people. But there are some REALLY exaggerated concerns, like America attempting to take toy weapons (ei. swords, nerf guns) away from children because they think that the children will pick up violent behaviors. In all, there are three main reasons for challenging explicit content or censoring media; Being desensitized, fear about being victimized, and learning or being influenced by violence.

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