Newspaper theft - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

Newspaper theft is as it describe. The theft of newspapers as a form of censorship.

Newspapers are printed and distributed in large quantities nationwide and serve as a popular platform to push political and social agendas to the public. Depending on the publisher's political alignment and their company views, they may be biased towards a particular political party.

This potential bias is seen as highly negative as it means that newspapers can be used to alter public opinion. To combat this there are people and organizations who practice newspaper theft with the aim of limiting the distribution of a newspaper that may contain a certain article that they disapprove of. The individuals will physically steal large quantities of the newspaper and destroy them in order to reduce circulation.

Download Hotspot Shield. It’s Free!

Join over 500 million users already enjoying absolute Internet Freedom around the world by downloading Hotspot Shield VPN.

We don’t store or share your personally identifiable data