Political censorship - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

This is a form of censorship that is used to supress certain political ideas or parties to allow another political movement to prevail in elections or gaining public support.

Political censorship has taken place for hundreds of years as different parties and leaders struggle to gain power and a positive public opinion. Despite democracy being touted as the way forward, political censorship still happens in the modern world. The censorship could take the form of stopping political rallies, placing bans on publications or the distribution of media by certain political groups and activists or even exiling political leaders to different countries so they cannot try and gain support.