Censorship laws are in place for several reasons. First, censorship laws help to confirm each individual’s freedom of speech. Conversely, censorship laws prevent speech which may insight violence or cause harm.
For example, censorship laws allow individuals to speak freely in the United States. No individual may be censored, as long as their speech does not encourage violence, hatred or disregard for the law. This protects those that work in the media, the political arena and any job where an individual has interaction with the public.
However, censorship laws also protect national security and the public interests. For example, individuals may not take part in speech that encourages individuals to break the law. In fact, individuals that have done so have been persecuted for instigating violence.
Censorship laws protect freedom of speech while also protecting national security and the public interest.