self-censorship

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self-censorship

n
the regulation of a group's actions and statements by its own members rather than an external agency
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The gradual transformation of political speeches about dramas from complaints about themes and representations to verbal attacks has had various consequences for the dramas, from cancellation to autocensorship.
The Paris government issued the usual denials, while the establishment press of France toed the line, preferring partial autocensorship rather than risk their access to the government.
And then I understood perfectly not only the significance of censorship but of its more subtle, deeper variations: autocensorship, internalized in each of us, so that we don't need to chat with our censors too often, that we make their job easier.