China’s New Video Game Rules Officially Ban Blood, Corpses, Mahjong, and Poker

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In late-December, the Chinese government ended a nine-month freeze on approving new video games after a major government re-organization shifted the approval process to the propaganda-focused State Administration of Press and Publication. We now have official details on the new restrictions and requirements for games…

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https://gizmodo.com/chinas-new-video-game-rules-officially-ban-blood-corps-1834221957

Reddit Lands $150 Million From Chinese Censorship Giant Tencent as Users Call Bullshit

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Reddit has raised a $300 million investment round led by $150 million cash injection from the Chinese tech titan Tencent. Meanwhile, the San Francisco-based social media site, valued at $3 billion and ranked as the sixth most popular website in the United States, is still banned in China.

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https://gizmodo.com/reddit-lands-150-million-from-chinese-censorship-giant-1832534470

Tumblr’s Porn Ban Is Off to a Predictably Stupid Start

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Yesterday Tumblr committed to making its social network, which is full of boobs, dongs, and teens openly fantasizing about the two, a more child-friendly place. The announcement, shared via the Staff account promised a “better, more positive Tumblr” free of things like sexual acts, genitalia, and “female-presenting…

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https://gizmodo.com/tumblrs-porn-ban-is-off-to-a-predictably-stupid-start-1830860708