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Synonyms for censor
ˈsɛn sər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. censor(noun)

    someone who censures or condemns

  2. censor(verb)

    a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable

  3. ban, censor(verb)

    forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

    blackball, banish, ostracise, ban, cast out, ostracize, shun

  4. censor(verb)

    subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

    "This magazine is censored by the government"



  1. censor(noun)


  2. censor(noun)

    To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers

    The man responsible for censoring films has seen some things in his time.


  3. censor(noun)

    To remove objectionable content

    Occupying powers typically censor anything reeking of resistance


  4. censor(noun)

    One who censures or condemns


  5. censor(noun)

    A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious


  6. censor(noun)

    (acronym) Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. censor(n.)

    inspector, critic

  2. censor(n.)

    censurer, caviller

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. censor(n)

    inspector, reviewer, critic, caviler, censurer

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    censure, censorship, reproach, admonish, sergeant, decry

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  1. Justice Charles Kreger:

    Attorney Jeremy Dys would rather censor the messages of these cheerleaders than abide by the Constitution and I find that egregious.

  2. Adam Mosseri:

    The issue of fake news on Facebook has been a hot topic for months, particularly during the recent U.S. presidential election. In one hoax article, for example, Pope Francis was falsely reported to have endorsed Donald Trump. FACEBOOK's' FAKE NEWS' HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA REVAMP, EXPERTS SAY Facebook’s Trending Topics section also fell prey to some high-profile fake stories after the social network implemented an algorithmic feed this summer. These included a false article that Fox News had fired anchor Megyn Kelly and a hoax article about the Sept. 11 attacks. On another occasion a seemingly innocent hashtag that appeared in Trending Topics linked to an inappropriate video. The social network announced Thursday that it will make it easier for users to report fake news when they see it, which they can do by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post. If enough people report a story as fake, Facebook will pass it to third-party fact-checking organizations that are part of the nonprofit Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network. Five fact-checking and news organizations are working with the company on this : The Associated Press, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes. Facebook says this group is likely to expand. FACEBOOK BLOCKS CAR INSURER FROM PROFILING USERS In his blog post, Adam Mosseri explained that if the fact-checking organizations identify a story as a fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to a corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed, he added. While users will still be able to share these stories, they will receive a warning that the story has been disputed. Additionally, once a story is flagged, it can not be made into an ad and promoted, according to Facebook. The Menlo Park, California-based firm will also be looking for signs that a story has misled people in some way, such as instances where people are significantly less likely to share a story after reading it. FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES FUME AFTER PUSH TO CENSOR TRUMP POSTS REBUFFED Facebook, which gave a preview of its anti-fake news strategy last month, is also looking to disrupt financial incentives for spammers. On the buying side we’ve eliminated the ability to spoof domains, which will reduce the prevalence of sites that pretend to be real publications.

  3. Josh Blackman:

    This is a free speech case. This isn't a gun case, one state can not censor the speech of a citizen in another state.

  4. Tom Rhodes:

    A very foreboding sign, the journalist was killed just three days after President Salva Kiir threatened to target journalists before departing for peace talks in Addis Ababa, it is still too early to tell whether there is a link but this tragedy will certainly cast a pall over independent reporting in the country as South Sudanese journalists are increasingly forced to self-censor as a means of survival.

  5. Roger Sheng:

    The Chinese censor will be Sony's biggest challenge.

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