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Justifying and distinguishing between censure and censorship

A phrase I’ve been using a lot lately in response to accusations of censorship is “censure, not censorship”. It was going to be the title of this post, actually – until somebody saw it in a different context and offered some defense of censorship. I’m not sure that I can continue to use this phrase without first establishing the correct context now, or whether I ought to use it at all, since censorship can arguably be justified and may differ from censure in degree rather than in kind.
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