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Censorship is a communication technique used to interfere in the flow of information. It can be applied directly to the sources or indirectly when it focuses on the mediators of the information provided by those sources. Although, even in advanced democratic societies, censorship is present openly or subtly in times of peace, in the case of war or armed conflicts, censorship is a critical asset to armies and governments. The former use it to protect military operations, so as to maintain the element of surprise and limit their own casualties. This kind of censorship is intended not to give the foe any clue about designations, locations, numbers, or dispositions of forces. For governments, censorship in time of war or any other armed conflict is necessary ...

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