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'''Censorship''' is the act of preventing specifically-defined ideals, concepts, images, or messages from being available to a given population.
 
'''Censorship''' is the act of preventing specifically-defined ideals, concepts, images, or messages from being available to a given population.
  
Not all censorship is meant to be a public service.  In some cases, such as the "[[great firewall]]" of China, censorship is a means to control the influence of outside politics from entering the country through media channels and the internet.
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In some cases, such as the "[[great firewall]]" of China, censorship is a means to control the influence of outside politics from entering the country through media channels and the internet.
  
 
Additionally, censorship can also be employed by corporations in order to shape public perception.  Legal means such as [[Non-Disclosure Agreement]]s, information security classification([[Top Secret]], [[Secret]], [[Classified]], [[For Official Use Only]]), and contract stipulation can provide legal ramifications for violating [[terms of agreement]] that specify what can or cannot be said.
 
Additionally, censorship can also be employed by corporations in order to shape public perception.  Legal means such as [[Non-Disclosure Agreement]]s, information security classification([[Top Secret]], [[Secret]], [[Classified]], [[For Official Use Only]]), and contract stipulation can provide legal ramifications for violating [[terms of agreement]] that specify what can or cannot be said.

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Censorship is the act of preventing specifically-defined ideals, concepts, images, or messages from being available to a given population.

In some cases, such as the "great firewall" of China, censorship is a means to control the influence of outside politics from entering the country through media channels and the internet.

Additionally, censorship can also be employed by corporations in order to shape public perception. Legal means such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, information security classification(Top Secret, Secret, Classified, For Official Use Only), and contract stipulation can provide legal ramifications for violating terms of agreement that specify what can or cannot be said.

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The prominence of censorship can be always debated depending on the position, viewpoint, and motivation of the parties involved in the dispute.