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  1. CENSORSHIP A presentation by: Adria Steuer Mridula Nadamuni Andrew Minton Jule Carr & Alex McHugh

  2. What is Censorship? • Censorship is the suppression of speech, ideas or expression by an outside force – typically the government. • In the US censorship is prohibited in by the First Amendment of the Federal Constitution specifically the free speech clause and freedom of the press. • Interestingly Obscenity and Student speech are not protected by the constitution, nor are “True Threats” or Libel produced with “Actual Malice” • It is illegal to shout “FIRE” in a crowded theater.

  3. What you will learn • Background Information on Censorship • The Negative Effects of Censorship • Potential Positive uses of Censorship • Opinions on Censorship

  4. Background Censorship

  5. Control POWER Moral CENSORSHIP Military Corporate Religious Political http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/101977/censorship/14926/History-of-censorship

  6. Negatives Censorship

  7. Negatives  • Legal. First Amendment Rights: freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition

  8. Negatives  cont. • Moral. A single person or group cannot decide what others should judge to be moral or immoral.

  9. Negatives  cont. • Individuality. Our nation thrives on the hard work and motivation of the individual.

  10. Negatives  cont. • Reverse Psychology. When you tell someone they can’t do something, they do it.

  11. Opinions Censorship

  12. Opinions Free Speech vs. Censorship? Higher Education Opinions Media Opinions

  13. Free Speech vs. Censorship Free speech is a guaranteed right Free speech allows the outlet of ideas without obstacles Censorship filters thoughts and words to promote appropriateness to the public Censorship is used for material exposed to young children

  14. Higher Education Inhibits students to explore a vide variety of opinions and intellectual thoughts The colorful flow of ideas is what forms opposing or agreeing thoughts by intellectuals

  15. Media China censorship on internet Some people think the media has too much freedom Think that media has too much violence, sexuality, and racism Others think that the media is too restricted in their freedom to report (on government and global cases) Schools block internet sites (forced censorship)