There always has been censorship used in media, whether we like it or not. Sometimes censorship is used to protect certain people, sometimes it is used to not offend the audience, but sometimes it is a way how to misrepresent the facts and hide something. Either way, censorship blocks certain information and that means audience can’t really get the whole story. So, the question is, how do these different types of censorship really affect the information we get and should there even be such thing as censorship used in media(Visite este sitio web)?

Person's privacy protection

Most common type of censorship is person's privacy protection. That means certain personal details about a person involved in the news story is hidden for his/her protection. In some cases, this kind of information really is irrelevant and can be skipped, but sometimes the audience should know every single detail. For example, if person commits a serious crime, the society should be aware of that and know who that person really is for their protection. So, in this case there really is some important information missed and audience gets only a sneak peak of the story.

Audience protection

Another common type of censorship in media is audience protection. That means there are some graphic details, images or inappropriate vocabulary skipped. On one hand, that is right thing to do, because also kids and psychologically weak people are consuming media. That kind of content could negatively affect them. On the other hand, without this content the whole story can’t be told again. For example, sometimes the crime is considered so sick that the graphic details are part of the story. Maybe there should be limited access to this inappropriate content, but it definitely shouldn’t be banned at all.

Hiding or misrepresenting the information in someone’s interests

Unfortunately, censorship can be used also as a tool to make audience think what someone wants them to think. The most common example is political censorship. The political force which runs and controls the media can supply fake news, hide information or misrepresent the facts in its own interests. This kind of censorship is very common in authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, but also it is used in many democracies. That misleads the society and make people to believe in fake information.


So, what we can say is that in some cases censorship in media (more info at is needed, but in most cases censorship does only harm. Society deserves to know the truth no matter how ugly and frightening it can be. Media should be totally independent to produce and supply only true and reliable information without any unnecessary censorship.