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Failed Censorship Examples
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I need some help here. I have an assignment as I'm reading 1984 for my language arts class, and I need examples of censorship, preferably government related but not essential, that failed in some way or another. I've read a lot about China's internet censorship, but I know that at least half of my class plans on using that, and I want to pick something different. Anyone have any good ideas/stories etc on failed censorship?
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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Most of Britain's censorship regarding lawsuits and famous people.
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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Pink Floyd, Another Brick in The Wall - South Africa. 1980.

https://en.wikipedia.org/...er_Brick_in_the_Wall
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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Alien and Sedition Acts?
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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What's Tipper Gore up to these days?




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Last edited by: Crank: May 17, 17 15:27
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Crank] [ In reply to ]
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I'm sure she's the president of FSFMBNFY (Free Speech For Me But Not For You)
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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Most of Britain's censorship regarding lawsuits and famous people.

aka the Streisand effect

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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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Um...Soviet Union?
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Lazy Ben] [ In reply to ]
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Lazy Ben wrote:
Most of Britain's censorship regarding lawsuits and famous people.

aka the Streisand effect

A corollary
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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If you want examples in the US, do a google search for "prior restraints" combined with First Amendment.

If you want a more controversial and arguably creative topic to discuss, there are plenty examples of the heckler's veto being used with much success today to stifle opposing views (you asked for unsuccessful examples, so this may not be of interest, although I'm sure you could find examples that would work).

This is not necessarily government sponsored censorship, but it could be (or least be motivated by a political agenda).
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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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What do you mean by failed censorship? Failed to have the desired effect? Or tried to censor and was unable to?

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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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this is what happens when you find a stranger in the alps.

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Re: Failed Censorship Examples [Koala Bear] [ In reply to ]
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My mom has been trying to clean up my potty mouth for 40 years. Ain't gonna fuckin' happen mother!
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