Censorship occurs when the government, a private institution, or an individual regulates or suppresses writing, speech, or any other media for moral, political, or security purposes. Some people support specified forms of content restrictions, such as imposing age limits on media that may be inappropriate for children, while opposing other forms, such as the suppression of a politically unpopular opinion. Opponents of censorship argue that freedom of expression is essential for a well-functioning democracy. The Founding Fathers of the United States promoted this idea in the First Amendment to the Constitution, promising that no law would infringe upon the freedoms of speech and the press. Despite this early commitment to freedom of expression, the US government has made some exceptions....

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