Most investigative reporting fell prey to self-censorship after the Kremlin went after its practitioners.
But amid all the censorious protests against “self-censorship” an important legal principle has been ignored.
Americans tend to bristle even at self-censorship; we are reluctant to declare that we simply are not going to look at something.
For foreign businesses, self-censorship and kowtowing to the CCP is common in China.
Thus, self-censorship has replaced direct government control for the most part.