Is censorship ever justified? What about showing journalistic restraint when there will be disastrous consequences for the truth coming out? Is there some truth that is not useful? Is it appropriate for conservative communities to suppress news that they don’t want published? Should private institutions be allowed to suppress opinions they don’t like? Where is the line?
Is censorship mostly good or bad? (Choose one)
- Censorship is bad. It usually allows those in power to squelch criticism and avoid accountability. (51%, 35 Votes)
- Bad. Freedom of speech is sacrosanct. People need to make their own judgments as readers what they will believe. (25%, 17 Votes)
- Not sure. (12%, 8 Votes)
- Good. Most journalism is sensationalist and full of bias and opinion. There is no such thing as real journalistic integrity. They only want to sell papers. They should be kept in check. (10%, 7 Votes)
- Good. Censorship protects people from hearing alarming information that may not be true. (2%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 69