Censure is a term for active control and restriction of expression, communication or publication of information. Censure may include all forms of transfer and exchange information, thus spoken word, radio or television broadcasting, print materials, information on the company’s website, social networks (e.g. business pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, ManagementMania, etc.). It may also relate to discussion contributions on the Internet.
Censure in practice: Censorship is based on control, reconciliation and possibly modification (change) of the content of any communication going outward to stakeholders or the employees. Unlike censorship at the state level, where it is more used for political and ideological purposes, in companies and organizations the censorship is used to suppress unwanted or undesirably information that may harm the organization in the market. Censorship is utilized to unify the communications to the surroundings, thus maintaining clarity of information that communicates outwards (Public Relations), to comply with the PR policies or to unify corporate style / corporate identity.
The public relations department and its PR Specialist is usually responsible for such issues.