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Activision Blizzard Officially Renames Overwatch’s McCree

After promising to rename Overwatch character McCree in an empty gesture to appease people furious with them over the actions of the real life person his name was based upon, McCree’s name has officially been changed to “Cole Cassidy”. The official Overwatch account made the announcement in a tweet: The rename is not likely to […]
Tags: Games, Activision, Announcements, Blizzard, Censorship, FPS, Online Gaming, Overwatch

"Once M.I.T. starts choosing speakers based on their public stances, it becomes responsible for every stance of every speaker it does invite. Isn’t that a bigger risk for M.I.T. than a stance-neutral policy?"

A tersely brilliant question framed by Ilya Shlyakhter, published in (NYT).It could become impossible to invite anyone anywhere, because something could turn up post-invitation and you'd need to pull off the awkward, conspicuous act of revoking the invitation. It could become impossible to accept an invitation, because you're asking for anyone to search through whatever there might be out there that could be used against you, throwing your life into total disarray.ADDED: I'm searching the NYT ...
Tags: Comedy, Guns, Law, Washington, Horses, Censorship, Affirmative Action, Bush, Mother Teresa, George, Laura, Laura Bush, Religion And Government, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Things That Won't Work

German Law Banned Dying Light in European Nintendo eShop

European fans of renowned horror series Dying Light are out of luck if they want a digital version from the Nintendo eShop, all thanks to a German law that prohibits such titles. The situation came to light in the Dying Light subreddit, when a user asked if the game was showing up in the eShop […]
Tags: Games, Law, Horror, Germany, Censorship, FPS, Nintendo, Anime, Bans, Dying Light, Nintendo Switch

Netflix “Peaceful Protesters” Destroy Man’s “Jokes Are Funny” Sign, Commit Assault

America’s so-called “peaceful protesters” are at it again as a recent employee walkout at Netflix, which is due to a Dave Chappelle comedy special that “attacked trans people” and was allowed on the platform, resulted in a counter protester’s “Jokes Are Funny” sign being destroyed and his friend assaulted. The Netflix employee walkout and protest […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Comedy, Lgbt, Censorship, International, America, Netflix, Feminism, Assault, Anime, Dave Chappelle, Peaceful Protest

Vienna's art museums will post nude images on OnlyFans after 'censorship' on TikTok and Facebook

Venus of Willendorf sculpture, which is on display at Vienna's Albertina Museum. Getty Images Art museums in Vienna will post artwork containing nudity and semi-nudity to OnlyFans. The Vienna Tourist Board said the move comes after facing "censorship" from other tech platforms. OnlyFans recently moved to ban explicit content, but reversed the decision after fallout from sex workers. Art museums in Vienna are posting art containing nudity on OnlyFans after sites like TikTok and Facebook...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Nudity, Censorship, Trends, Austria, Vienna, St Louis, Twitter Facebook, Washington University, Leopold Museum, Tech Insider, Albertina Museum, OnlyFans, Tiktok

"M.I.T. has behaved disgracefully in capitulating to a politically motivated campaign. This is part of a larger trend of the politicization of science."

"Can we just be honest here? This is not happening because Dr. Abbot used a bit of especially vivid language. This is a legitimate subject of debate, and the argument that it makes students unsafe is risible."Said Robert P. George, director of Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, quoted in  (NYT).You know, back in the 1980s, at the University of Wisconsin, I heard a Critical Race Theory professor take the position that affirmative action was a manifestation of ...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Affirmative Action, Bad Science, Princeton, University Of Wisconsin, Don, Abbot, Williams College, Robert P. George, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Phoebe A Cohen, James Madison Program, Dorian Abbot, Critical Race Theory

Trump's new social media platform won't let users criticize the site, according to its terms of service

Former President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump announced plans Wednesday to launch a new social media platform. TRUTH Social was created to "give a voice to all," according to Trump. But the site's terms of service says users agree not to "disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm" it. Former President Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to launch a new social media platform that will "give a voice to all," or at least to those who don't plan to criticize it.That'...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Censorship, Trends, Social Media, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump, McNamee Getty Images Trump, Kelsey Vlamis, TRUTH Social, Trump Media Technology Group

Facebook Confirms Resident Evil 4 VR “Updated For a Modern Audience”

Facebook has confirmed that the upcoming Resident Evil 4 VR will be censored “for a modern audience”, proving that all the early footage of the game being censored is true, and removing anything that could be considered “problematic” for the sort of weak-willed people who most likely don’t play horror titles to begin with. On […]
Tags: Facebook, Games, Politics, Horror, Censorship, FPS, Feminism, Virtual Reality, Anime, Ports, Capcom, Resident Evil

Man Arrested for Using AI Technology to Sell “Uncensored” Adult Videos

A clever man was arrested by police after it was suspected he made use of AI to remove the mosaic censorship present on an adult video and uploaded it online for sale, an act that is sadly illegal. The 43-year-old self-employed criminal from Hyogo’s Takasago City was arrested and accused of breaking Japan’s copyright law, […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Censorship, AV, Copyright, Anime, Ai, Hyogo, Takasago City

Man in Japan arrested after using AI to unblur censored porn

A man in Japan was charged with copyright infringement and electronic transmission of obscene materials after using AI software to de-censor porn on-demand though his website. In Japan, genitalia must be obscured in media, even in pornography; the AI software he allegedly used, TecoGAN [github], infers detail in the blurred region based on the remaining pixels and similar details in the many other works upon which its neural networks are trained. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Japan, News, Censorship, Ai, It& 039, s Art

"I firmly believe in not exposing people to offensive words, especially racial, gendered or sexual slurs."

"Any offensive words that appeared in ‘Typeshift’ puzzles were there in error, and when I was informed of them I updated the block list and generated new puzzles."  Said Zack Gage, the 36-year-old developer of the word game “Typeshift," who had a licensing agreement with Merriam-Webster, quoted in "Merriam-Webster promoted a word game littered with offensive terms — the latest reckoning over language in the puzzle world/From Scrabble tournaments to the New York Times crossword, word games grap...
Tags: Games, Law, Censorship, George Orwell, Language, New York Times, Spelling, Don, Merriam Webster, WINSTON, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Dirty Words, Said Zack Gage, WaPo Typeshift, Typeshift

Riot to Disable League of Legends All-Chat to “Combat Toxic Behavior”

Andrei van Roon, a game director for Riot Games’ League of Legends, announced that the /all chat functionality (which allowed the player to converse with and/or berate the enemy team) will be disabled as a test to prevent “negative interactions”, forgoing the previous option of allowing the player to disable it if they so desired. […]
Tags: MOBA, Games, Censorship, Anime, Announcements, League Of Legends, Riot Games, Online Gaming, Andrei van Roon, Riot Games League of Legends

Loli Animator Mantis-X Once Again Confronted by Patreon

Mantis-X, a well-known animator of 3D loli erotica, has been reprimanded by “righteous” crowd funding service Patreon yet again, the artist now giving up the platform and encouraging his supporters to follow him on other crowdfunding sites. Mantis-X alerted his followers to the new warning he received from Patreon: Another tweet from the artist believing […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Parody, Censorship, International, Crowd Funding, Feminism, Illustration, Artists, Anime, Fetish, Patreon, H, 3D CG, Lolicon

"Now, could someone write an erudite, historically informed analysis arguing for why 'trap house' should be considered offensive?"

"Sure—and [Yale Law School diversity director] Yaseen Eldik, in his lecture to the sender of the email, has provided a helpful outline. But if you have to write a mini-dissertation on why something should be seen as offensive—or deliver a twenty-minute speech, as Eldik did—then it’s… probably not offensive.... In situations like this one, involving an allegedly offensive communication, law schools should have a 'meet and confer' requirement, like courts do when it comes to discovery disputes. Be...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Conversation, Yale, David Lat, Yale Law School, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Yaseen Eldik, Eldik, Yale Law School Cancel

Light Novel Illustrator Mel Kishida Discusses Reducing Fan Service

During an interview with TheGamer, renowned illustrator Mel Kishida (who served as character designer on some Atelier titles and anime) went over his work process, and touched upon a topic that hits close to home to cultured individuals who despise censorship: fan service, and either removing it or toning it down in various Japanese works. […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Censorship, Feminism, Artists, Anime, Mahou Shoujo, Character Design, Kishida Mel, Mel Kishida

Japan’s Watchdog BPO Deems Kimetsu no Yaiba Acceptable for TV

Japan’s BPO (Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization) has issued a statement regarding the complaints sent in for the revered Kimetsu no Yaiba, the organization once again siding with the show and claiming its content is acceptable, a moment of clarity that many likely wish the censorship-loving companies in the West would receive. Following the […]
Tags: Japan, TV, Drama, Censorship, Fantasy, Anime, BPO, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kimetsu, Yaiba Acceptable for TV

Microsoft to shut LinkedIn in China amid Beijing tech clampdown

Company cites ‘challenging operating environment’ in announcing site will be replaced with jobs app without social networking featuresMicrosoft says it will shut down LinkedIn in China, citing a “challenging operating environment” as Beijing tightens control over tech firms.The US-based company will replace the career-oriented social network in China with an application dedicated to applying for jobs but without the networking features, according to the senior vice-president of engineering, Moha...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, China, Censorship, US, Linkedin, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Communism, Mohak Shroff Continue

LinkedIn is shutting down its Chinese site after drawing criticism for censoring profiles with content considered offensive to the country's government

Chinese leader Xi Jinping Xinhua/Rao Aimin via Getty Images LinkedIn is ending its localized version in China, replacing it with a site without a social feed. It had blocked accounts of reporters and researchers sharing content considered offensive to the CCP. LinkedIn is the last big American social media site operating in China, the WSJ reports. LinkedIn is shutting down its local version in China after coming under fire for censoring accounts in the country that shared content considere...
Tags: China, Censorship, Trends, Linkedin, Chinese communist party, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Tiananmen Square, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Katie Canales, Getty Images LinkedIn, Jojje Olsson, Xi Jinping Xinhua Rao Aimin, CCP LinkedIn

Lydia “SquidGame” Temporarily Banned From Instagram Due to Squid Game

Noted streamer Lydia ran into some trouble on Instagram because her handle, SquidGame, shares a name with an incredibly popular Korean Netflix series known as Squid Game, an incident that will seem familiar to that of a League of Legends player named Corona. Lydia spoke about her troubles on Twitter, beginning with people trying to […]
Tags: Instagram, Censorship, International, Netflix, Korea, Anime, League Of Legends, Bans, Lydia, SquidGame, Corona Lydia

The Washington Post ought to have the nerve to open a comments section on this article.

"Netflix CEO argues that Chappelle’s new special, criticized as transphobic, is too popular to cancel" by Julian Mark.  The memo followed condemnation from Jaclyn Moore, a transgender writer who worked on the Netflix original “Dear White People”....  Last week, Moore... wrote on Twitter that Chappelle used to be one of her “heroes.” “But he said he’s a TERF,” Moore wrote. “He compared my existence to someone doing blackface.” Moore said she was “done” with Netflix. I recommend more speech. Why ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Censorship, Netflix, Transgender, Language, Elvis Presley, Memphis, Dave Chappelle, Sam Phillips, Blackface, Moore, Dewey, Beale Street, Chappelle, Race Consciousness

The Bitter Crunchyroll Hides More “Negative” High Guardian Spice Comments

Ignoring all the backlash and negative criticism, Crunchyroll has still continued to upload trailers for High Guardian Spice, the person in control of the company’s Twitter account, once again, hiding countless comments addressing this new content, most of which were critical of Crunchyroll and the show. The tweet and its accompanying trailer that shows various […]
Tags: Twitter, Usa, Internet, Trailer, Censorship, Feminism, Anime, Crunchyroll, Mahou Shoujo, Production Controversy

"The film, sponsored by the [Chinese] government, depicts an against-all-odds American defeat in a battle known in the United States as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir."

"Mr. Luo’s crime was to question the legal justification of China’s intervention when North Korea’s troops were on the verge of defeat after invading the South. 'Half a century later, few Chinese people have reflected on the justifiability of the war,' he wrote on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, before referring specifically to a doomed Chinese military unit featured in the film 'that did not doubt the "wise decision" of the top.'"  From (NYT). Statement from the People’s Liberation Arm...
Tags: Law, North Korea, China, Russia, Censorship, Journalism, History, United States, Philippines, Korea, Norway, Weibo China, Nobel Committee, Luo, Nobel Prize, Ann Althouse

"When they got rid of civic integrity, it was the moment where I was like, 'I don't trust that they're willing to actually invest what needs to be invested to keep Facebook from being dangerous.'"

Said the Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, interviewed on "60 Minutes," summarized at CNN.  If I understand this correctly, Haugen is in favor of greater censorship at Facebook and critical of the company for going as far as it does in supporting freedom of speech. She has a very self-righteous demeanor, so I'm afraid it can cause casual listeners to think she's on the good side in a battle of good versus evil, so pay close attention. The term "civic integrity" is baffling, but I think...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Censorship, Cnn, Free Speech, Conspiracies, 60 Minutes, Ann Althouse, Haugen, Frances Haugen

Dubai hides Michelangelo's penis

The leaders of the paradisical utopia known as Dubai have wisely chosen to hide the penis on a 17-foot-tall, 3D-printed replica of Michelangelo's David statue from 1504, saving thousands innocent viewers from traumatic brain damage. The statue is being displayed in a chamber with strategically placed stone columns that prevent viewers from seeing David's penis and other shameful body parts. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Censorship, David, Dubai, Michelangelo

Russian state news outlets covered the Pandora Papers, but made no mention of the involvement of Putin's inner circle

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Smirnov\TASS via Getty Images Russian state media outlets made no mention of Putin while covering the leaked Pandora Papers. The leaked files describe riches amassed by a woman said to be Putin's mistress. Russian official reporting followed the Kremlin's line of attacking US tax loopholes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian state media agencies omitted any mention of damaging information about Vladimir Putin in its...
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Russia, Censorship, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Guardian, Monaco, Kremlin, Panama, George Soros

Resident Evil 4 VR Censorship Has Eliminated All “Sexist Dialogue”

Capcom has begun descending even farther down the route of catering to the woke crowd as the VR version of Resident Evil 4 has all flirtatious and “offensive dialogue” directed towards women removed, perhaps a predictable turn of events considering the conclusion of Resident Evil Village. According to certain individuals, the developers noted that content […]
Tags: Games, Horror, Censorship, Feminism, Virtual Reality, Anime, Ports, Comparison, Capcom, Image Gallery, Resident Evil

UK LGBT Organization Demands Rockstar Censor Upcoming GTA V Remaster

Out Making Games, an LGBTUUDDLRLRBAS organization based in London, has recently written an open letter to Rockstar Games demanding they censor the remastered version of Grand Theft Auto V to remove or otherwise alter trans NPCs so as to “not promote transphobia”, continuing the false narrative that fictional video games make people violent or bigoted. […]
Tags: Games, Politics, UK, London, Lgbt, Censorship, Feminism, Anime, Grand Theft Auto, Gta, Rockstar Games, Remastered

Digimon New Century Covers Up Angewomon & Lotosmon

Upcoming mobile title Digimon New Century is reportedly being censored, with two examples being the angelic digital maiden Angewomon, and Lotosmon, though Lilithmon has been mentioned as well. A tweet was posted showing the new character models for Angewomon and Lotosmon, confirming the changes: The original poster helpfully provided comparison images that highlighted the changes […]
Tags: Games, Politics, China, Censorship, Smartphones, Feminism, Tencent, Anime, Comparison, Bandai Namco, Digimon, Production Controversy, Casuals, Lotosmon, Angewomon, Lilithmon

NPC Names, Quest Names, Items and More All Changed in World of Warcraft

Blizzard has continued to censor World of Warcraft as players have been learning that even slightly raunchy quest names, NPC names, and item names are all being changed, with Blizzard claiming this censorship is being carried out for the “sake of inclusivity”, which many critics are naturally not accepting. An extremely pitiful blog post begging […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Censorship, Blizzard, Feminism, Anime, MMORPG, World of Warcraft, NPC

Bandai Namco Falls, Pledges Itself to Globalism & Diversity

It seems the Japanese companies are starting to embrace the false narrative of “diversity” as Bandai Namco has announced a new “purpose” dedicated to both it and globalism, potentially spelling the end for the company (as most companies that focus on “diversity” tend to perform poorly) and even worse, possibly triggering a trend for other […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Lgbt, Censorship, Racism, Feminism, Anime, Announcements, Bandai Namco, Bandai Namco Falls Pledges Itself