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Stock search term censorship (not Alamy)

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Unsurprising development: https://theintercept.com/2019/11/06/shutterstock-china-censorship-tech/

 

"Under the new system […] anyone with a mainland Chinese IP address searching […] for “President Xi,” “Chairman Mao,” “Taiwan flag,” “dictator,” “yellow umbrella,” or “Chinese flag” will receive no results at all."

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From one of the people who left SS because of the censorship issue (Twitter thread):

 

 

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Not all that surprising a development when you consider that kowtowing to dictatorial regimes in order to garner financial and political favours is becoming the norm. If I were a SS employee, I'd be making plans to split as well. 

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2 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

Not all that surprising a development when you consider that kowtowing to dictatorial regimes in order to garner financial and political favours is becoming the norm. If I were a SS employee, I'd be making plans to split as well. 

 

 

I'm sure that the CEO said that it was about promoting creative expression!  🤪

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3 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

is becoming the norm

 

I think it has been the norm since mankind invented money.

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1 hour ago, Colin Woods said:

 

I think it has been the norm since mankind invented money.

 

For sure, but it seems more blatant nowadays.

 

If you're into conspiracy theories and have a few hours to spare, check out the 1996 "Money Masters" documentary on YouTube.

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