“It’s probably Matt Mercer’s fault.”
Censorship, the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are "offensive," happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others. Censorship can be carried out by the government as well as private pressure groups. Censorship by the government is unconstitutional.
In contrast, when private individuals or groups organize boycotts against stores that sell magazines of which they disapprove, their actions are protected by the First Amendment, although they can become dangerous in the extreme. Private pressure groups, not the government, promulgated and enforced the infamous Hollywood blacklists during the McCarthy period.
Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information. This may be done on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient". Censorship can be conducted by governments, private institutions and other controlling bodies.
Merriam Webster definition
: to examine in order to suppress (see suppress sense 2) or delete anything considered objectionable
censor the news
: to suppress or delete as objectionable
censor out indecent passages
The U.S. Constitutional First Amendment Rights deal with protection from the government.
Censorship is a broader concept than just government suppression of ideas. Government censorship is a subset of censoring.
Right. So if WotC pulls OA because it's the right thing to do, it's not censorship.
Of course, there are some people (the usual suspects) who would cry and scream about cancel culture, and WotC succumbing to pressure, etc. etc. /shrug