There always has been censorship used in media, whether we like it or not. Sometimes censorship is used to protect certain people, sometimes it is used to not offend the audience, but sometimes it is a way how to misrepresent the facts and hide something. Either way, censorship blocks certain information and that means audience can’t really get the whole story. So, the question is, how do these different types of censorship really affect the information we get and should there even be such thing as censorship used in media(Visite este sitio web)?

Person's privacy protection

Most common type of censorship is person's privacy protection. That means certain personal details about a person involved in the news story is hidden for his/her protection. In some cases, this kind of information really is irrelevant and can be skipped, but sometimes the audience should know every single detail. For example, if person commits a serious crime, the society should be aware of that and know who that person really is for their protection. So, in this case there really is some important information missed and audience gets only a sneak peak of the story.

Audience protection

Another common type of censorship in media is audience protection. That means there are some graphic details, images or inappropriate vocabulary skipped. On one hand, that is right thing to do, because also kids and psychologically weak people are consuming media. That kind of content could negatively affect them. On the other hand, without this content the whole story can’t be told again. For example, sometimes the crime is considered so sick that the graphic details are part of the story. Maybe there should be limited access to this inappropriate content, but it definitely shouldn’t be banned at all.

Hiding or misrepresenting the information in someone’s interests

Unfortunately, censorship can be used also as a tool to make audience think what someone wants them to think. The most common example is political censorship. The political force which runs and controls the media can supply fake news, hide information or misrepresent the facts in its own interests. This kind of censorship is very common in authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, but also it is used in many democracies. That misleads the society and make people to believe in fake information.


So, what we can say is that in some cases censorship in media (more info at is needed, but in most cases censorship does only harm. Society deserves to know the truth no matter how ugly and frightening it can be. Media should be totally independent to produce and supply only true and reliable information without any unnecessary censorship. 

Nowadays mainstream media is one of the most popular information sources that people use every day. People mostly trust in everything that’s said or written in mainstream media, so we could say media has ultimate control over whole mankind - prestamos inmediatos. If there would be some fake news on some of the words biggest media platforms, people would go crazy about it. Nobody really wants to check if the news is true or not, because there is unconditional trust in media. Does that mean the one who controls the media controls the whole world and if so, who is the one who has this control?

A bit frightening is the fact that almost 90% of the world mainstream media is controlled by 6 major companies. These companies are CBS, GE, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and News Crop. Although they are all USA news companies, they influence the whole world, because they provide news for European, Asian and other continent news companies as well. That means these six companies can tell people what to think and what to do. Does that mean we should look at every piece of information in mainstream media with doubt?

Actually, it is not as bad as it might seem. First of all, these six companies compete between each other. If one of them would come up with fake news, others should either play along or tell people the truth and in a name of competition, usually other news companies tell all the truth. They are all reaching for the ultimate power, but for now, they must be as true as possible, because otherwise they can lose the trust of the audience. If there would be only one ultimate leader in field of mainstream media, there really might be some fake news created, but now there is still balance.

Also, there is very strict control. Media can’t just make up fake news and spread it. First of all, the government of USA and other important institutions controls these media companies and second of all, the whole world is judging and watching. There will always be someone who knows the whole story and will object if they spot something that is not quite true. However, the controlling institutions have their own interests as well, so there might be some agitation going on.

And the last factor that doesn’t let the controllers of the media have ultimate control o the world is that there are also many small alternative media companies that can speak up. Although smaller companies can’t reach so wide audience and people still listen more to the huge media giants, there will always be a group of people who will listen to all the opinions and will search for the truth themselves.


So, the biggest control of the media still has the biggest news companies (prestamos personales) that were mentioned above, however, that doesn’t mean they have overall control of the whole worlds media. As long as there is competition, controlling institutions and most importantly, the freedom of speech, no one can have the control of people’s minds. The space for information is getting bigger and bigger, so everyone can tell what’s on their mind. There can be fake news fed, but people are those who choose whether to believe them or not.

We all know many information sources, so the question, where do people get the information from, might seem silly at first, but we wanted to figure out, what are those information sources that are the most popular among the whole society? Do people search for information to really find out the truth or do they just read and listen to everything that comes in their way? Here is the answer -

57% of the people get the news and actual information from television broadcasts. That includes cable television, local television and also network nightly. The local broadcasts are more popular, because there are provided the information that is closely related to the certain audience. People are less interested in what’s going on in the world and more interested in their closest surroundings. The most common answers to the question, why they choose television, they answer, because it is free, easy accessible and, most important, reliable information source.

In the second place, there is internet. That includes social media, news platforms and other websites and apps. 38% of people use it as main information source to find out the latest news. The online news is especially popular among younger people, who use computers and mobile devices daily. People choose to consume online news mostly because they are easily accessible. That means, the reader doesn’t have to look for the news, because the news finds them. Second reason is that online news is the only information source that can provide all the latest news, without any hesitation. For example, the news in television usually tell about the action that was going one at least few hours ago, but on online news you can find information about events that happened just few minutes ago. Also, people who consume online content claims that it is the most reliable information source.

24% of the people still chooses to listen to the radio to get the information, but this number is rapidly falling. The radio is more popular among elder people and usually they listen to local radio stations to get the top information about their surroundings, just like in the case of television. The radio is chosen mostly, because that way it is possible to listen to the news while doing some other tasks, for example, driving a car.

And the most unpopular information source is printed media such as newspapers. Only 19% of people use printed media and also its popularity is decreasing. Newspapers are not so popular, because they are not available at home and also there is a need to pay for each edition, however, people who still uses this information source claims that it is a lot more reliable, beside there is a less unnecessary content such as advertisements.

So mostly people appreciate the chance to get free information anywhere, anytime. People are not willing to search for information on purpose. They are not so much interested, either the information is true or not. Although they mostly claim that they base their choice on the reliability of the information source, it doesn’t go along with the fact that they are not ready to pay for the news content and also that they are not willing to search for information on purpose. They just listen or read everything that come in their way, even such websites as Of course, that doesn’t apply to everyone, but to the society as a mass.

Nowadays lot of people trust in everything what’s said or written in mass media. They don’t even try to figure out if it is truth or not, just assume that official information and news providers won’t lie. The truth is that most of the mass media provide only information from secondary information sources so it can be considered as gossip not actual evidence. To know which information provided by media is reliable and which are not sms lån, people must learn the difference between primary and secondary information sources.

Primary information sources are those who provide evidence of an event, person or object the information is about. Those are original materials which can prove that information is really true. They come from the time that is being discussed and provided by someone who actually experienced the event or object. They can come in various forms, for example, written, told, showed etc., but they all as one comes exactly from the actual place and time the news are about. Thos can be autobiographies, memories, letters, interviews, books, documents, artifacts etc. As the primary information sources are actual evidences, they are very reliable, however, they can not be considered as conclusive truth, because also primary source can lie. For example, person who has experienced an event can lie about it, but it will still be considered as primary information source – memories.


Secondary information sources are those who discuss, interpret, comment, analyze, evaluate, summarize, and process primary information sources. As they are not actual evidence and they come form the primary sources, they are from later time and might be from different persons. That forbrukslån på dagen is information which is only based on the evidence of an actual object, event or person, so they are not considered as so reliable. That doesn’t mean secondary information sources are totally reliable. In most cases there is a huge part f truth in secondary information sources as well, but they can be paraphrased, presented a particular manner or distorted. Secondary information sources are articles, bibliographies, literature reviews, many books lån på dagen, most of the news etc.


There can also be tertiary information sources and so on. Information can be passed around many times and each time it gets a little bit more unreliable. Mostly people perceive the information from secondary, tertiary or even further sources so it is already changed a little bit and can not be considered as conclusive truth. To make sure you get the full story right, you must look for the primary information sources. Most of the media and other official information providers show the sources of the information, so you should dig deeper, until you find the primary sources.


Of course, most of the information we perceive from the media is at least half truths and we can get an approximate picture from that, so there is no need to search the primary sources of all the articles and topics you find, but if the information is especially important and you want to pass it further, better make sure it is true by finding the primary information source which it comes from.