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Censorship. How important is it for a society to have access to information? Is it ever right for someone to determine what is in your best interest?

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1 Censorship

2 How important is it for a society to have access to information? Is it ever right for someone to determine what is in your best interest? Essential questions

3 “A democracy cannot be both ignorant and free.” Thomas Jefferson

4 United States Constitution Bill of Rights Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. United States Constitution

5 We are talking about… Censorship.

6 Can He Kill the Internet? Yes He Can Some members of Congress say the government needs the ability to shut down the Web. Turns out, the president already has that power. Fig. 1. Obama, AOL.com. homepage, March 7, Censor the Internet?

7 Fig. 2. Wikileaks, web, Wikileaks

8 What does this mean for libraries?.

9 In August 1939, by a vote of 4 to 1, the Kern County board of supervisors approved a resolution banning The Grapes Of Wrath from county libraries and schools. This censorship of The Grapes Of Wrath was a key event in the creation of the Library Bill of Rights. What is the Library Bill of Rights? php?storyId= http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story. php?storyId=

10 Library Bill of Rights. an interpretation of the first amendment.

11 Banned Books To Kill a Mockingbird Animal Farm The Da Vinci Code The Giver Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Uncle Tom’s Cabin titles in our collection have been challenged or banned.


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