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Should facts ever be censored if they are very offensive to some? 

85%
665 deviants said No
10%
76 deviants said I don't know
5%
40 deviants said Yes

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:iconagentmercer:
no, people need to stop being sensitie little pricks
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:icontheartisticgenius:
TheArtisticGenius Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It all depends on the circumstances and outcomes that the facts revealed could possibly create. For example, if telling the truth gave a better outcome, then the truth should be revealed, however if it caused large commotion or restlessness or even conflict that would take effort to solve, then no. It all tends to depend on the characteristics of that truth.
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:icondevinemrs:
devinemrs Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No !
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:iconjahnfo:
Jahnfo Sep 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Depends on the fact in question.
If it's more beneficial to hide the fact in the skeleton closet, then it should be hidden.

This is a very difficult question. Different 'rules' (for lack of a better term) would apply to different facts. I don't think there's really a definitive answer.
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:iconivanandreevich:
IvanAndreevich Sep 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
So if your wife cheated on you, you'd prefer not to know under certain circumstances?
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:iconjahnfo:
Jahnfo Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's obviously beneficial to my hypothetical wife for me not to know, but not for me. For me, it's beneficial to know that my hypothetical wife is cheating on me.
As I said, different facts different "rules". It's a very difficult question, and depends entirely upon the affected's view point.
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:iconivanandreevich:
IvanAndreevich Sep 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Not obviously beneficial to her. Maybe the truth coming out earlier would result in better outcomes for all.

Just as well, not obviously detrimental to you, assuming that she never does it again and it was just a stupid one time thing a decade ago.
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:iconjahnfo:
Jahnfo Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's a good point. It's very difficult to judge which path is more beneficial. Sometimes it's obvious, sometimes it's not obvious.

And you're right, I failed to consider whether it was a recent fling, or a past fling. Either way, I'd rather know than not know. Even still, there are so many factors to consider.

I cannot give a very good answer to this hypothetical situation, as I have never been married (early days yet), been in a serious relationship or been cheated on. So whatever answer I give you wouldn't be accurate to me, since I have never been in such a situation.
So all answers I could possibly reply with would be hypothetical and probably too "calm" of a response to the situation.
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:iconilmadur:
Facts should NEVER be censored.
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:iconivanandreevich:
IvanAndreevich Sep 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
What if I was a scientist and I came up with a simple way to make a nuclear weapon. Simple enough for anyone to DIY it at home.

Should that information be released into the public domain? Or can you anticipate some serious issues.
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