Censorship in Italy Under Fascism (1922-1944)
Censorship in Italy was not created with Fascism, nor did it end with it, but it had heavy influence in the life of Italians under the Regime.
The main goals were, concisely:
- Control over the public appearance of the regime, also obtained with the deletion of any content that could allow opposition, suspicions, or doubts about fascism.
- Constant check of the public opinion as a measure of consensus.
- Creation of national and local archives (schedatura) in which each citizen was filed and classified depending on their ideas, habits, relationship and any shameful acts or situations which had arisen; in this way, censorship was used as an instrument for the creation of a police state.
Censorship fought ideological and defeatist contents, and any other work or content that could enforce disturbing cultural themes.
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