PRC Censorship increases

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:21

China has ordered television content providers to remove scenes with adultery, nudity, or too much physical content.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television claims to be eliminating murders, suicides, kidnappings, drug abuse, extramarital affairs, prostitution, rape, gambling, or anything referring to nudity, or sex.

US and South Korean TV productions are extremely popular in China, as well as multiple video streaming services. This government action has citizens worried there will be little content left to watch.

This Chinese government' is an attempt to regulate the flow of information by Cleaning up the World Wide Web 2014. The State Internet Information Office shut down 100 new websites.

Having just returned from China, it does not surprise me. I can also report that Twitter, Facebook, Google, g-mail and other popular Internet platforms are blocked for all its people. Chinese media outlets, including television stations, theaters and online sites have been warned and ordered not to present programming involved in prostitution, drugs or other crimes of vice, pointing to a greater need to protect the long enforced socialist values.