Censorship is the suppression of free speech, public communication or other information which may be considered harmful, sensitive or politically incorrect as determined by governments or other groups or institutions.
Governments, private organizations and individuals may engage in censorship. It occurs in different media and on the Internet for reasons like national security, for ethical reasons or to prevent crimes such as child pornography and to prevent slander and libel. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content relating to censorship.
Are social media thought-police finally a reality? A clip of two official-looking men badged as 'fbi' who stop people from viewing nude art in a Belgian gallery has gone viral. But is it censorship, or a publicity stunt?