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noun as in forbiddance; ban

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While Republicans cried censorship, Democrats urged Silicon Valley to go even further to prevent future incitements of violence.

Wang, the plaintiffs’ attorney, said all users in the United States should be free from censorship.

In his speech at VOA headquarters, Pompeo spoke about “American exceptionalism” and criticized censorship by governments in China, Iran and elsewhere.

Others claim that stricter moderation amounts to censorship and pushes users to darker corners of the internet.

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It was a useful way to contact people back home, but he experienced censorship early on, hearing from friends in China that they couldn’t see his political posts.

The CDA was passed not in the name of censorship but in the name of protecting children from stumbling across sexual material.

He was referring to web censorship behind the Great Firewall.

He added, “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.”

Jordan also banned it, and Malaysia, Egypt, and Indonesia subjected it to their censorship boards.

To many of us, that smacks of censorship, the highest offense to our pride in self-publicity.

The press censorship is a negative evil in London; in Cairo there is no doubt it is positive.

It was the conflict of material interests and the friarsʼ censorship which created the breach between the vicar and the people.

But the merciless excisions of inoffensive passages by the Austrian censorship destroyed the journal in a year.

Adolphe, who arrogates to himself the right of censorship, no longer finds the slightest suggestion to make.

The censorship was more rigid than ever, and Fouch was instructed to stop indiscreet private letters from the army.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to censorship, such as: ban, blackout, restriction, suppression, bowdlerization, and control.

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