Problem

Selective information

Other Names:
Partial censorship
Nature:
When the public does not receive all the information it needs to make informed decisions, some form of news blackout or censorship has taken place; censorship being defined as the selective suppression of information, whether purposeful or not, by any method - including bias, omission, or under-reporting - which prevents the public from fully knowing what is happening in its society. Much citizen alienation from public life and citizen apathy may be due to this selective information and to a lack of reliable and usable information on critical issues.
Broader Problems:
Censorship
Related Problems:
Advertising censorship
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET