Censor bars - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

A censor bar is a form of digital censorship that is applied to pieces of media, print, or visual aids that are deemed inappropriate.

A censor bar is usually a solid black strip that is placed over the offending portion of the item. A censor bar still allows the object to be viewed in the context of the whole photo and users will know that it is there, but they will not be able to see the actual specific part of the item. Censor bars are mainly used to cover up human nudity when the context is still required but the actual human parts cannot be displayed. Censor bars have been used on works of art and in television and film. Two copies of an item may be produced. One with censor bars, and an original, un-edited version.

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