An editorial on the Malaysian site, The Star Online, argues in support of censorship making the point:
Correct me if I am mistaken, but even in the US, obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech. This means that filtering of obscenity is allowed in the US. Then why can’t our country do the same when it is in our best interest?
You’re right that it’s probably only a matter of time before the U.S. follows in the footsteps of Australia and France in terms of considering measures to protect the population from the free flow of content deemed in appropriate by the state. But, it’s not in the interest of anyone except those willing to piss away free expression in the name of morality or protecting children.
For me, there is no such thing as freedom to express oneself through pornography.
Once upon a time there was no such thing as the freedom to say the earth wasn’t the center of the universe. And it’s still the people who consider themselves the center of the universe that want to control what everyone else gets to say and see.