Posts Tagged ‘censorship’

China's Anti-Fun Crusade

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in WTF

China’s crusade against all things fun has resulted in the shutdown of 60,000 porn sites. Awwww Man OK, your attempt to keep your population under control, added to a medieval preference for boy children, has resulted in a massive gender imbalance. You’ve got a bunch of young men with no chicks to court. So what […]

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King cleared for Chinese launch – 2 years after the Western release

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Video Games

One wonders what the Chinese government felt was so galling about the original release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King that it was held up for 2 years. If Chinagame is correct, it mainly looks to be a bunch of aesthetic issues (apparently the Chinese don’t like undead dragons or randomly placed […]

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Video Game Review: RapeLay

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Video Game Reviews

(Note: the following piece contains graphic descriptions of sex and non-consensual sexual acts. If you find that sort of thing is offensive then consider yourself forewarned.) So – did you hear there’s this game out there that lets you rape girls? Actually, ‘lets you rape girls‘ is a mischaracterization. The game, RapeLay (as in ‘rape […]

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Olivia Munn’s lawyers descend on comic retailer over fan-service funnybook

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

My fascination with Olvia Munn is well-documented here at YM, so you can imagine my dismay at a developing legal imbroglio involving the aforementioned host of G4′s Attack of the Show and comic book retailer Heavy Ink. The dispute in question involves a book solicited by Heavy Ink entitled Celebrity Showdown Olivia Munn. Munn’s legal […]

In China, Porn Sites Pay You!

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in WTF

Actually the government pays you to find porn sites so they can block them. Surf Porn, Win Prizes! The winner of a contest to report porn turned in 32 sites. He was motivated by his own tragic history: “In the past, when I was in middle school, I used to get grades that were good […]

Dragon Ball: You're Outta There!

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in Manga

A parent finds that their kid is reading Dragon Ball and that there is nudity and sex jokes in it. Parent sflips their lid, school library pulls manga etc, etc. Now, I would let a 9-year-old read Dragon Ball, because I am cool like that. But I can see why parents (probably the same parents […]

U.N. declares war on tentacle rape

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

I can’t read a lick of this, but Sankaku Complex says that the U.N. is calling on a resolution requesting that Japan ban all erotic media that feature rape. Calling Japan’s treatment of women “inadequate” and “regrettable,” CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) formally demanded Japan end “human rights […]

AT&T picks fight with 4chan – this will not end well

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

AT&T has placed itself in the dubious position of policing net traffic to 4chan’s infamous /b/ message board. Why they did so is predictable, but I’m amazed on two fronts: one, that they would place themselves in a position to censor net traffic and two, fucking with 4chan – possibly the largest hornet’s nest on […]

China to Chinese citizens: 'Please feel free to censor yourselves…'

Written by Musashi on . Posted in WTF

The ping-pong match between Chinese authorities and free-speech n’er-do-wells continues as China now claims that censorship web-filtering apps will not be forcibly activated, but will be shipped gratis with all new computers sold on the mainland. That way, users can keep the bad internets at bay voluntarily. Although the government says the software is aimed […]

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Wired on Christopher Handley lolicon plea

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Manga

Wired posted a brief analysis of the obscenity charges brought against U.S. manga collector Christopher Handley, who was arrested for trafficking in ‘obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children’, aka smutty manga. AnaKhouri has blogged about this in the past, so I won’t gild the lily so-to-speak, but Wired’s piece is worth checking […]

China Censors Obama Speech; No Surprise There

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in Uncategorized

Unsurprisingly, China’s news outlets censored Barack Obama’s inauguration speech for mentioning communism and countries where dissenting viewpoints are repressed. Article Luckily, our buddies the Chinese Internet bloggers did their best to get the full speech translated and posted. Dissenting viewpoints are still around in China, but like porn, it’s had to go a little more […]

China hates pr0n – and uppity citizens

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

I read this piece over at MSNBC on Friday, but didn’t have time to properly blog it until today – apparently China has been using pornography (or, what they consider to be potentially salacious material, at any rate) as an excuse to bust heads amongst China’s uppity internet community. In some cases cracking down on […]

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