FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS: CENSORSHIP AND THE THIRD-PERSON EFFECT

@article{Rojas1996FORTG,
  title={FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS: CENSORSHIP AND THE THIRD-PERSON EFFECT},
  author={Hernando Rojas and Dhavan V. Shah and R. Faber},
  journal={International Journal of Public Opinion Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={8},
  pages={163-186}
}
The third person effect hypothesis, which states that individuals exposed to a mass media messaage will expect the communication to have a greater effect on others than on themselves, may help to explain the growing trend in support of media censorship. It is suggested here that overestimating the effect of media on others may play an important role in the forces underlying a willingness to restrict various types of communication. To examine this relationship, this study focused on the… Expand
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