what is censorship? according to captain beatty, how did it originate
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Censorship is the supression of speech or communication (books included).
According to Beatty, government was not responsible for censorship; technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure were responsible.
"There you have it, Montag. It didn't come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time, you are allowed to read comics, the good old confessions, or trade journals."