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Censor bars

Censor bars (or boxes) are a basic form of text, photography, and video[1] censorship in which "sensitive" information or images are occluded by black, gray, or even white rectangular boxes. These bars have been used to censor various parts of images.[2][3] Since the creation of digital editing software which can apply less obtrusive effects such as pixelization and blurring, censor bars are usually only used for satirical purposes.[4][5][6]

Illustrations of censor bar usage

See also


  1. ^ "Censor Box - Television Tropes & Idioms". Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  2. ^ The Purple Decades: A Reader, Tom Wolfe, p. 78
  3. ^ Context Providers: Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts, Margot Lovejoy & Christiane Paul & Victoria Vesna [1]
  4. ^ Banned in the media: a reference guide to censorship in the press, motion pictures, broadcasting, and the internet, Herbert N. Foerstel, p. 208 [2]
  5. ^ Click: The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do, Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman, p.108 [3]
  6. ^

External links

  • A satirical example in the Egyptian webcomic Qahera

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