Redacted vs Retracted

Posted by on July 8, 2011

Redacted vs Retracted

Redacted: To edit, to obscure sensitive information from a document before making it public or publishing. Picture a legal document with the names, dates or other sensitive blacked out. That information was redacted before the document was made public.

Retracted: To take back. Facts published in error retracted by the newspaper, or to take back what one has said.  Seems implausible, can anything really be taken back?

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