Further down you mention Medium’s policy of deleting “the most vile comments”. This fits one definition of “censoring”: “To remove objectionable content.” (Wiktionary)
And I don’t see anything wrong with that.
I guess the word “censorship” got a bad rep from 1984 and Cold War propaganda, but the reality it expresses is rather mundane… or say, ranges from the mundane to the sinister. As often: it’s about context.
Maybe it’s a word worth reclaiming?
As it stands, the contradiction is rather blatant to me. Paraphrasing you closely: “i don’t propose anything involving censorship in any way… the worst comments on my pieces were deleted”.
Anyway, thank you for this. Sober and luminous as always!