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censoring, censorship, security reviewnoun
counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy
deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances
The use of state or group power to control freedom of expression, such as passing laws to prevent media from being published or propagated.
Etymology: censor + -ship
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from censor.
It was brought to Rome in the censorship of Claudius. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iii. c. 12.
Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information. This may be done on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient". Censorship can be conducted by governments, private institutions and other controlling bodies. Governments and private organizations may engage in censorship. Other groups or institutions may propose and petition for censorship. When an individual such as an author or other creator engages in censorship of his or her own works or speech, it is referred to as self-censorship. General censorship occurs in a variety of different media, including speech, books, music, films, and other arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet for a variety of claimed reasons including national security, to control obscenity, pornography, and hate speech, to protect children or other vulnerable groups, to promote or restrict political or religious views, and to prevent slander and libel. Direct censorship may or may not be legal, depending on the type, location, and content. Many countries provide strong protections against censorship by law, but none of these protections are absolute and frequently a claim of necessity to balance conflicting rights is made, in order to determine what could and could not be censored. There are no laws against self-censorship.
the office or power of a censor; as, to stand for a censorship
Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body. It can be done by governments and private organizations or by individuals who engage in self-censorship. It occurs in a variety of different contexts including speech, books, music, films, and other arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet for a variety of reasons including national security, to control obscenity, child pornography, and hate speech, to protect children, to promote or restrict political or religious views, and to prevent slander and libel. It may or may not be legal. Many countries provide strong protections against censorship by law, but none of these protections are absolute and it is frequently necessary to balance conflicting rights in order to determine what can and cannot be censored.
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The numerical value of censorship in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of censorship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of censorship in a Sentence
Why did they devise censorship? To show a world which doesn’t exist, an ideal world, or what they envisaged as the ideal world. And we wanted to depict the world as it was.
We thought that where requests were made that violated basic constitutional protections, that wasn't a good idea, not for anybody, and we did not want to be part of setting a precedent that intrudes further on our civil liberties, legitimate concerns about interference in our election should not be twisted into a campaign of censorship, war-mongering and political intimidation against opposition to the bipartisan establishment.
I knew that I had to take action because I'm not going to allow censorship to occur within The Flagler County School district, and I'm going to fight as hard as I can with other students.
Beijing’s Golden Share initiative is about embedding the Chinese Communist Party within the nerve-centers of China’s most important internet-content companies, it’s about achieving pervasive surveillance, censorship and policing capabilities from the inside out.
We are growing like wildfire, and I think a lot of those bans and the censorship is really propelling our growth, people are looking for a new alternative as their voices have been shut up.
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Translations for censorship
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- caisgireachdScottish Gaelic
- sıkıdenetim, sansürTurkish
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