Debates: Censorship

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Many things are censored in the media, mostly sex and swear words but occasionally violence, drugs and alcohol too. The main purpose of censorship is to protect the innocence of young people under the age of 18. Popular culture mocks censorship all the time and the general public seem to laugh every time they see the censorship sign. Even people posting videos on You Tube have censorship logos in their videos sometimes.

A prime example of popular culture mocking censorship would be in ‘Family Guy’ when Peter Griffin makes his own channel and the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), try to censor everything on the channel, including sex and swearing, but Peter doesn’t appear to have much violence on his channel so they don’t need to censor that. They then start censoring real life with things such as Peter getting out of the shower, Peter farting, and Peter and Lois trying…

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