Self-Censorship and Intimidation

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Content Production / Self-Censorship

Self Censorship Posted sign that network is monitored ie - in a cyber-cafe economic pressure on publishing (self) censorship by media organization to avoid being blocked wholesale (e.g., Bloomberg re: Chinese ruling families) Self censorship. (not producing the content in the first place) Self-censorship Self-censorship (Mechanism: Psychology) “This post has been taken down due to a policy violation.” Publication Service Provider “Censorship”


Self censorship of providers Social Pressure, chilling effects Self-Censorship Content blocking


Content removal from websites threaten whistleblower/leakers with legal threats or career damage



Physical intimidation buying out independent publishers and closing them down