"Censorship is suppression of speech or other communication
which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient
to the general body of people
as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body.
...Political censorship occurs when governments hold back information from their citizens.
Another version of censorship is the phenomenon of disinformation
which uses "red herrings" to distract people from some other controversial issue.
...This is often done to exert control over the populace
and prevent free expression that might foment rebellion...
Meta censorship - any information about existence of censorship
and the legal basis of the censorship is censored.
Rules of censoring is classified.
Removed texts or phrases are not marked. "
Etymology – From Old French coart, cuard, from coe (“‘tail’”)
The reference seems to be to an animal “turning tail”,
or having its tail between its legs.
Synonyms – chicken, gutless wonder, scaredy cat, yellow belly
Derived terms – cowardly, cowardice"