What is media censorship?

Media censorship is a global phenomenon that has foreshadowed information outlets for centuries. The Internet and its worldwide connectivity during the contemporary era allow information to pass beyond borders in minimal time, which leads to an increasing number of media consumers depending on the Internet for a wide variety of information. This paper will focus on media censorship and tackle the impact of media censorship on the way we consume information. Media regulation can be defined as the process by which a range of specific, often legally binding, tools are applied to media systems and institutions to achieve policy goals established by the concerned institution such as pluralism, diversity, and freedom. It consists of the deployment of rules laid down by public authorities. Censorship can then be defined as the suppression of speech or any other information which is considered sensitive, politically incorrect, or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, or even authorities. Self-censorship is when an author or a creator engages in censorship of their works or speech. It may occur in a variety of different media like books, music, films, and other forms of arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet for a variety of reasons including national security… The government survives by using Internet surveillance tools and programs that effectively block websites and filter information: only selective news is allowed to penetrate the firewall into ur phone or computer. It also hunts down citizens as well as journalists that access websites that are not allowed to create an atmosphere of fear and harassment. Media plays a very important role in any given society and is not only limited to bringing information to the public. The media outlets mustn’t capitalize on selling meaningless sensations that can potentially harm people, races, and religions.

We can see a lot of change when it comes to the traditional approaches to censorship with new understandings of social concepts such as “gender”, “sexuality” as well as the deterritorialization of mass and new media.

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