Censorship is only used to a certain extent in the United States of America, but it is much more widespread in other parts of the world.
Political, religious, obscenity, and censorship affecting academic freedom are all equal in their destructiveness towards free speech.
For instance, the act of censoring gay media hurts all those individuals who are members of the LGBT community and those who wish to learn more about the LGBT community and its history. Newspapers and forms of reading material are one of the largest forms of news that we use today.
Yet Americans remain ambivalent because other countries are not debated in the news. When socially privileged individuals are challenged about their right to speak, they vehemently defend freedom of speech. Apart for the fact that we have elected form of government, it is the written constitution which makes us a powerful democracy.
There are many countries in the world whose governments impose such censorship in order to prevent information contrary to their beliefs to be known. A careful study of society may lead to multi media as being the main cause in this changing of ideals.
Should They Be Censored?