Censorship is the control of forms of human expression; it is sometimes implemented by the government. The visible motive of censorship is often to stabilize or improve the society that the government has control over. It is most commonly applied to acts that occur in public circumstances, and most formally involves the suppression of ideas. The content of school textbooks is often the issue of debate, since the target audience of school textbooks is young people, and the term ‘whitewashing’ is the one commonly used to refer to selective removal of critical or damaging evidence or comment. The representation of every society’s flaws or misconduct is typically downplayed in favor of a more nationalist or patriotic view.
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