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Censorship is the verb conversion of the word censor – “an official [being or “department”] who examines books, plays, news reports, radio and television programs, motion pictures, letters, etc, for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military or other, grounds” (“Censoring | Define Censoring at Dictionary.com”). In certain cases, censorship is beneficial to the general public, but often times can cross into the realm of marring human rights.
Censorship is an age old concept derived from the mighty Roman Empire. Two people were elected to oversee the well-being of the people and guide them in ethics and morals (“Roman Censor”). The duties of the “censors,” the people described, could be divided into three sections. The first was the “census,” or the list of citizens and their rights to property, also splitting the lists into the two social classes (plebeians and patricians) based on property and monetary value. As stated, the largest responsibility of the censors was known as the Regimen Morum, or keeping of the public morals. Furthermore, the…