Tag: Censorship

Florida leads the nation in book banning, with over 1,400 titles removed

Florida leads the nation in book banning, with over 1,400 titles removed

Florida is at the forefront of a nationwide trend in book banning, with over 1,400 titles removed, many addressing subjects like race, racism, and LGBTQ+ characters, as conservative advocacy groups and state legislation set a precedent for other states.

Media Control and Censorship of TV

Media Control and Censorship of TV

Censorship is defined as “a suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body.” In the U.S., censorship is currently being regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC defines and regulates censorship through the “Children’s Television Act Of 1990,” which was enacted by Congress on October 18, 1990, and the Television Violence Act, which became law on December 1, 1990. One of the main arguments against censorship is the First Amendment and freedom of speech.

Supreme Court Blocks Texas Social Media Anti-Censorship Law

Supreme Court Blocks Texas Social Media Anti-Censorship Law

As of May 31st, the Supreme Court has blocked a law in Texas that proposed a ban on large social media companies from removing posts based on the expression of views. The order was brief and gave no reasons for the block as it was considered an emergency application. However, the case is pending a federal appeal and could return to the Supreme Court again.

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