• People may copy dangerous stunts shown on TV or movies. Censorship proves necessary here.
  • It protects the privacy of people.
  • Plagiarism is prevented.
  • Children are prevented from learning things that could harm them and others.
  • It prevents violence by stopping the broadcast of events, which might trigger it.


  • Freedom of speech is compromised.
  • It prevents the free flow of ideas.
  • If sex-related topics are completely censored it becomes difficult to teach children and teenagers about the dangers of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS.
  • It works against creativity.
  • Dictators use censorship to promote a flattering image of themselves and for removing any information that goes against them.