How to determine whether your reporting is being censored


In the last few months several local reporters in the U.S. quit their jobs because of what they contended was censorship.

Censorship typically implies that factually sound reporting is being suppressed. Historically, it’s largely been a tool used by authoritarian governments rather than private organizations. Today, with social media players like Facebook and Twitter involved in news distribution there is debate as to whether their choices to bury a story are censorship or a free market decision.

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