October 08, 2019

Tooting Our Own Horn

Regarding this weeks issue with China, censorship South Park, Anime, Blizzard, the NBA, Vans, Disney, videogame content, and, "global beauty standards", we were discussing this here back in June.

One thing in particular that's not getting a lot about of coverage about this censorship: The Blizzard link is to a 20 minute video has an interesting bit of background on how China's censors have been removing or white washing (literally!) black and other dark skinned characters in video games for some time.

This is a BIG deal and it deserves a lot more attention that the flurry of attention that is likely to be over by the end of the week.

 For instance, this cancerous dynamic is actually the source of many of the "reactionism clauses" that are popping up in the Orwellian TOS's of tech and media companies.


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 09:52 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 "Reactionism Clauses"? first I've heard the term. What's that?

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Oct 8 22:03:26 2019 (Ix1l6)

2 Well, if you search "define reactionism", you'll get "of, pertaining to, marked by, or favoring reaction, especially extreme conservatism or rightism in politics; opposing political or social change." as a result.
A short amount of searching suggests the de facto meaning is "anything the ChiComs don't like."

Posted by: Rick C at Wed Oct 9 10:26:34 2019 (Iwkd4)

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