Chinese Censorship Attacks Pop Culture

Chinese Censorship Attacks Pop Culture

Anyone willing to give up their Constitutional rights in favor of Socialism or Communism…read on.

China’s authoritarian regime knows no bounds when it comes to censorship and historical revisionism. Its response to the recent protests in Hong Kong is simply the tip of the iceberg. Sadly, there are simply too many cases of undue censorship to tally up without us being here all week to compile everything.

So, here’s a snippet of recent examples to give you an idea of how China treats something as innocuous as pop culture.

  • ESPN caved to pressure when it displayed an illegitimate map of China on air. The piece of government propaganda showed a dotted line around the South China Sea surrounding territories that the country claims to rule over.
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  • NBA fans wearing “Free Hong Kong” shirts were kicked out of a preseason game between the Washington Wizards and the Guangzhou Loong Lions. The protesters’ signs were also confiscated.
  • Blitzchung, a professional esports player in the video game “Overwatch,” had his account banned for expressing support for Hong Kong protesters. Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of Overwatch, has corporate ties to Chinese video game companies and regularly run massive esports tournaments in China.
  • The Controversial cartoon show “South Park” aired an episode called “F*** The Chinese Government.” To no one’s surprise, China banned the show.

This is the reality we could live in if big tech takes over America and exerts its ability to censor every aspect of our lives.

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