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Doctor Strange Gets China Release Date, Confirming That Erasing Tibet Worked

Doctor Strange has gotten heavy criticism for its decision to change The Ancient One’s ethnicity from Tibetan to Celtic, essentially whitewashing the character. But the issue was also about removing Tibet from the title character’s origin to avoid offending China, and secure the film’s release there. Turns out it worked — Doctor Strange will arrive in China on November 4, the same day it’s opening in the US.

Facebook Censors Palestinian Journalists For No Reason

Over the weekend, Facebook scrambled to make things right after mistakenly locking out administrators from two of the most widely read Palestinian news outlets.

Surprise, Donald Trump Has No Idea How Internet Censorship Works

Back in December, Donald Trump suggested fighting terrorism online by “closing the internet in some way”, openly mocking potential First Amendment concerns. Since then, the alleged computer user seems to have changed his mind, joining Ted Cruz’s bizarre crusade for an American takeover of the internet’s address book in the name of freedom of speech.

Facebook Admits Pulitzer-Winning Photograph Is Not Child Pornography

You probably recognise Nick Ut’s infamous 1972 photograph of charred Vietnamese children running away from the site of a napalm incidienary bomb detonated by the South Vietnamese Air Force in Trang Bang. Earlier this week, however, Facebook effectively banned the Pulitzer-winning photograph from its own site. Now the site is backtracking as quickly as it can.

Twitter CEO Secretly Forced Censorship Of Abusive Tweets During Obama Q&A: Report

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to create an algorithm to filter out abusive and hateful language during a company-sponsored Q&A with President Obama in 2015 according to a Buzzfeed report.

The Australian Government Censored A Global Climate Report

It’s no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is in the midst of a mass die-off, nor that scientists believe the coral bleaching event is related to climate change. But apparently, Australia couldn’t bear the thought of putting these inconvenient facts together on paper. Australia’s Department of Environment censored a major global climate report just before publication this week.

China Bans Videos Of People Eating Bananas

Well, damn. China has reportedly banned people from seductively eating bananas on film. I am devastated. According to state news outlet CCTVNews, the country has banned people from live-streaming their consumption of the delicious yellow fruit.

A 10-Hour Film About Paint Drying Is A Film For Everyone

The British Board of Film Classification has ruled that a 607-minute documentary about paint drying is unlikely to offend or harm anyone that may view it, and has classified the film as “U for Universal”.

Censorship Simulator Game Lets You Control The Masses Via Media

In The Westport Independent you play as the editor of an independent newspaper, twisting stories to suit the agenda of those you are loyal to. You can’t exactly lie in what you choose to print — but you don’t have to publish the truth. And what you decide to publish will change how citizens feel about the people in power and those who oppose them.

HTTP 451 Error Code For Internet Censorship Approved

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has approved the use of the 451 HTTP status code for websites that are inaccessible for legal reasons such as government censored content or blocked copyrighted material. There are limitations as to whether internet users in different geographical regions will see this error code but the approval of 451 is an acknowledgement of the prevailing issues of internet censorship and online piracy.

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