Suppression of information in educational institutions

Other Names:
Censorship by students
Free speech suppression on campus

In colleges and universities, notably in the USA, speech codes and regulations designed to suppress unacceptable ideas and utterances had been adopted by 1993, despite legal protection supposedly accorded to free speech. The prime concern has been to censor any utterance suggesting potential bias or prejudice, including offensive or insensitive statements about any class of citizens. Such regulations have been reinforced by vigilante groups of students resulting in seizure and destruction of newspapers, or theft of files.

Broader Problems:
Suppression of information
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality Education
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST