Censorship is a way to control what information is released to the pertinent party. This could mean everything from a school blocking access to a social media outlet to a government blocking access to multiple channels of media. It is a way to suppress information and maintain control of people. On a larger scale, this censorship can alter and change viewpoints so that division and anger can be incited. Politically this is a very strong move as it directs people into certain beliefs and the more censorship there is, the harder it becomes to find credible and factual sources. This can be seen during an election or when trying to sway a high-profile court case. Ethically, censorship and suppression of knowledge is highly troubling.

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How You Can Be Affected

Living life without technology isn’t very feasible in modern society. Technology provides access to learning resources, communication tools, and connections all over the globe. We have several ways of connecting to the web with new devices and technology being developed every day. Unfortunately, there are people who see these tools as potential ways to steal, target, and destroy lives.

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