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A challenge is an attempt by an individual or group to remove or restrict materials, based on personal objections.
A ban is the removal of challenged materials.
Challenges are more than expressing a point of view. They are an attempt to remove materials, restricting access to those materials to others. It is a threat to intellectual freedom and an attempt at censorship.