censor censor  /ˈsɛn sər/


  1. (n) someone who censures or condemns
  2. (n) a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
  3. (v) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
  4. (v) subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

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  1. Despite government attempts to censor it, the sex diary is so popular that Li's pen name is intermittently the most searched keyword on China's top search engine.
  2. Indeed, as a result of the scandal, the White House established the Hays Office as the movie industry's moral arbiter and censor.
  3. The chief censor of such dispatches is normally Mme Chiang herself.


  1. Michael Schulman: Pedro Almodóvar’s New York.

    Pedro Almodóvar emerged from the Peninsula Hotel and stood beneath an overcast sky. The afternoon rain had let up, and the director, looking like an haut-punk Teddy bear, in a Riccardo Tisci T-shirt showing a naked woman with a censor bar over her breasts, had spent . . . (Subscription required.)
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

  2. Edward Snowden, NSA Whistle-Blower, Wins Unusual Sympathizers in Latin America

    Ecuador is no human-rights darling. Left-wing President Rafael Correa has built a decidedly authoritarian reputation that includes a yen for prosecuting journalists who irk him. This week he won passage of a media bill that slashes the number of private outlets, greatly increases state-controlled broadcasting and makes Correa the nation’s de facto media censor.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Time.com via Yahoo! News

  3. China Censor Winnie The Pooh Picture

    Winnie the Pooh has become the latest target for Chinese censors thanks to an uncanny resemblance between a picture of President Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping walking together like Winnie and Tigger. The photograph, taken at California’s recent summit, simply captured the two presidents walking side by side through Sunnylands estate; however, it... Read more » China Censor Winnie ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr


  1. "They want artists to censor their records in order to be carried in there," frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said. "We just said no. We've never done it before. You feel like you're in 1953 or something."
    on May 21, 2009 By: Billie Joe Armstrong Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "The First Amendment requires us to err on the side of protecting political speech rather than suppressing it," Roberts wrote. "Where the First Amendment is implicated, the tie goes to the speaker, not the censor."
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: John Roberts Source: ABC News

  3. "It's not certain what is more despicable: the nonstop Christian bashing featured on the network, or Comedy Central's decision to censor all depictions of (Muhammad)," William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Bill Donohue Source: Austin American-Statesman

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