Censorship & Democracy: An Overview

Aliprandini, Michael; Wagner, Geraldine
December 2017
Points of View: Censorship & Democracy;12/31/2017, p1
Censorship is the suppression of information, opinion, or expression by a government or other authority in order to control their circulation. Though usually associated with totalitarian societies, even democratic countries sometimes employ censorship. It most often occurs when an authority perceives a threat to moral values, or to powerful social structures such as the government, or religious institutions. In the twentieth century, censorship widely came to be seen as a violation of an intrinsic human right.


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