Posts Tagged ‘ winnie the pooh ’

May 35th: The Tiananmen Square Massacre and 30 Years of Chinese Censorship

June 4, 2019
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May 35th: The Tiananmen Square Massacre and 30 Years of Chinese Censorship

Today, June 4th marks the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square civil rights protest and the subsequent massacre. It also marks the beginning of one of the longest, largest, and most convoluted censorship campaigns in human history, as China has sought to not merely ignore, but erase through denial, the historical events that happened. 1989 was before…

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Rage Comics, China’s Latest Censorship Target

May 24, 2018
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Rage Comics, China’s Latest Censorship Target

Rage comics in China are now under fire, with one of the countries most popular sites, Baozou, being targeted for a post from 2014. The post in question was a video of someone wearing a rage face mask making a joke about Dong Cunrui, a soldier who blew himself up to destroy a Nationalist party…

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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

March 16, 2018
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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

Following the announcement that China’s National People Congress, near unanimously approved a constitutional amendment that will allow President Xi Jinping to stay in office for more than the previously allowed two terms, popular social media channels in China began to unceremoniously delete anything that might refer to the decision, whether good or bad. Weibo, China’s…

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Winnie the Pooh Banned Again on Chinese Social Media

July 24, 2017
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Winnie the Pooh Banned Again on Chinese Social Media

Winnie the Pooh has become the latest casualty in the ongoing war between online censors and the internet denizens of China. Users of Chinese social media sites Weibo and Wechat have found themselves censored when referencing Winnie the Pooh, due to a meme comparing the A.A. Milne character via Disney to Chinese president Xi Jinping.…

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Did a Polish Town Ban Winnie the Pooh?

November 24, 2014
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This much is certain: council members in the Polish town of Tuszyn earlier this month declined to name a local playground after Winnie the Pooh. And yes, one member said the Bear of Very Little Brain is “half-naked,” while another called him a “hermaphrodite.” But now that the story has gone viral in English-language weird…

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