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self-censorship

noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˈsen.sə.ʃɪp/  us   /-sɚ-/
control of what you say or do in order to avoid annoying or offending others, but without being told officially that such control is necessary: These writers knew that unless they practised a form of self-censorship, the authorities would persecute them.
Translations of “self-censorship”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自我約束, 自律…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自我约束, 自律…
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