History Main / BannedInChina

26th May '16 5:11:30 PM nombretomado
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* While not involving the government in any way, Target chose to not sell the XBOX One And PS4 versions of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' after outcry over the series allowing to kill prostitutes.

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* While not involving the government in any way, Target chose to not sell the XBOX One And PS4 and [=PS4=] versions of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' after outcry over the series allowing to kill prostitutes.
15th May '16 3:03:14 AM IvanovTroping97
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* The ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "The Real Thomas" has been banned because its premise about Thomas being a Russian spy was considered offensive as well as TooSoon, given Russia's current invasion of the Ukraine, never mind the fact that Russian news outlet RT called the episode "American propaganda", and indeed, the episode is often seen as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''-style commentary on current events.
12th May '16 11:04:05 AM Synthesis
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** Similarly, other subversive rock bands like Music/TheRollingStones, Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/FrankZappa were banned as well.

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** Similarly, other subversive foreign rock bands deemed "subversive" like Music/TheRollingStones, Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/FrankZappa were banned as well.
well. In a similar fashion to films, domestic rock bands (whom often imitated the famous greats) were often controversial, but not automatically banned (this is how Music/ViktorTsoi became one of the most famous Soviet Koreans in a country of 300 million people).
4th May '16 4:24:59 PM Synthesis
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* During UsefulNotes/JosefStalin's time, the entire science of genetics was banned for being too capitalist because that's clearly how science works. Also, the fact that Gregor Mendel was a Catholic friar didn't jibe well with the U.S.S.R.'s atheism. Therefore, the Soviets invented the infamous pseudoscience Lysenkoism (basically Lamarckism with Marxist rhetoric), which caused the Soviet Union to fall behind the West in the field of biology as well as creating numerous famines. Lysenkoism was duly embraced by other communist countries, including Maoist China.

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* During UsefulNotes/JosefStalin's time, the entire science of genetics was banned for being too capitalist because that's clearly how science works. Also, the fact that Gregor Mendel was a Catholic friar didn't jibe well with the U.S.S.R.'s atheism. Therefore, the Soviets invented the infamous pseudoscience Lysenkoism (basically Lamarckism with Marxist rhetoric), which caused named after Trofilm Lysenko, whose vernalization practices led to some minor reprieve amid the great famine of the 1930s. Ultimately the practice led the Soviet Union to fall behind the West in the field of biology as well as creating numerous famines. biology. Lysenkoism was duly embraced by other communist countries, including Maoist China.
China. As with many politicized fields, Lysenkoism had its fall in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly as it was connected with agricultural shortfalls--many proponents' careers suffered just as they'd benefited from its rise, and some of those who'd been punished for opposing Lysenkoism had their positions restored (like Czechoslovakian geneticist Jaroslav Kříženecký--arrested in 1958 for opposing Lysenkoism, only to be made head of the Gregor Mendel department in Moravian Museum in 1963). Lysenkoism persisted in Soviet textbooks until 1964, with the fall of Nikita Khrushchev, Stalin's successor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysenkoism#Lysenkoism_in_other_countries]]
2nd May '16 6:39:57 PM atyxyt
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* A regional judge ordered all telephone operators in Brazil to block WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, for failing to turn over data as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.
19th Apr '16 4:41:05 PM JujuP
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* A law adopted on July 16th, 1949 essentialy created a state Main/ComicsCode; this law was also used to ban some publications when they were deemed to be accessible to minors.
* Between 1892 and 1994, it was unlawful to promote or to advocate anarchy.

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* From 1939 to 2004, French overnment could ban any printed document "of foreign proveniance" if he deemed these documents to be threats to public order; most of the banned documents were porn.
** Documents from CommieLand or anti-colonial movements were sometimes banned in TheFifties and TheSixties.
** In 1976 French government banned Jean-Paul Alata's ''Prison d'Afrique'', where he told how he and his cellmates were tortured in [[HellholePrison Boiro Camp]], using this law in order to protect their relations with the then-government of Guinea [[MoneyDearBoy so as to be able to invest in their Bauxite mines]][[note]]Alata, who received Guinean nationality on 1960, was stripped of his French nationality on 1962 and, when the regime KangarooCourt sentenced him to life for "treason" on 1970, we has stripped of his Guinean nationality too; the crux of the argument was that, even though the book was written and printed in France, the fact the author was left [[TheStateless stateless]] [[LoopholeAbuse made this book as being from foreign origin]][[/note]].
** This disposition was used on 1999 to ban ''Literature/TheTurnersDiaries''.
* In occupied France, any book from an author whose name is on the Otto or the Bernhardt list (, Jew, anti-German, Marxist (June 1941), British or American (July 1941)) was banned from any bookshops.


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* A spectacle from Dieudonné was banned after the State managed to convince the [[UsefulNotes/FrenchCourts administrative court]] the spectacle presented a risk to have anti-Jewish hatred being advocated.
3rd Apr '16 8:02:34 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Local rock station LA 105.9 banned the song "Posporo" (Matches) by teenage punk band Public Menace due to complaints from Marlboro and Philip Morris parent Philip Morris International Philippines. The anti-smoking song included lines like "sige, humithit ka" ("c'mon, take a puff") and "sige, mamamatay" ("c'mon, you're gonna die") sung to the tune of the Philip Morris jingle (which is, in itself based on The Brass Ring's 1966 easy-listening hit "The Disadvantages of You"), and the outro sounding like the Marlboro jingle. It remains one of the few examples of [[TheMan big business]] forcing a Filipino song to be pulled from air forever by threats of litigation.

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* Local rock station LA 105.9 banned the song "Posporo" (Matches) by teenage punk band Public Menace due to complaints from Marlboro and Philip Morris parent Philip Morris International Philippines. The anti-smoking song included lines like "sige, humithit ka" ("c'mon, take a puff") and "sige, mamamatay" ("c'mon, you're gonna die") sung to the tune of the Philip Morris jingle (which is, in itself based on Marlboro jingle, and the outro played to the tune of The Brass Ring's 1966 easy-listening hit "The Disadvantages of You"), and the outro sounding like the Marlboro jingle.You," which was used for Philip Morris 100s commercials. It remains one of the few examples of [[TheMan big business]] forcing a Filipino song to be pulled from air forever by threats of litigation.
3rd Apr '16 7:58:20 AM 3rdStringPG
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* Local rock station LA 105.9 banned the song "Posporo" (Matches) by teenage punk band Public Menace due to complaints from Marlboro and Philip Morris parent Philip Morris International Philippines. The anti-smoking song included lines like "sige, humithit ka" ("c'mon, take a puff") and "sige, mamamatay" ("c'mon, you're gonna die") sung to the tune of the Philip Morris jingle (which is, in itself based on The Brass Ring's 1966 easy-listening hit "The Disadvantages of You"), and the outro sounding like the Marlboro jingle. It remains one of the few examples of [[TheMan big business]] forcing a Filipino song to be pulled from air forever by threats of litigation.
3rd Apr '16 7:51:46 AM 3rdStringPG
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* In 1995, Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto, also a famous comedian and once a singer in a rock band in the '60s, earned the ire of rock fans when he called for the ban of three songs -- "Alapaap" (Skies) by the Eraserheads, a song about being young, open-minded, and happy, "Laklak" (Drinking Booze) by the Teeth, a song of an adult drunk's booze-fueled journey from youth to present, and "Iskolar ng Bayan" (The Town Scholar) by Yano, about stuck-up rich kids in the band members' alma mater. The appeal for the ban went nowhere, and arguably painted a picture of Sotto being out on a witch hunt against young rock bands of the present due to his conservative, old-fashioned leanings.

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* In 1995, Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto, also a famous comedian and once a singer in a rock band in the '60s, earned the ire of rock fans when he called for the ban of three songs -- "Alapaap" (Skies) by the Eraserheads, a song about being young, open-minded, and happy, "Laklak" (Drinking Booze) by the Teeth, a satirical song of an adult drunk's booze-fueled journey from youth to present, and "Iskolar ng Bayan" (The Town Scholar) by Yano, about stuck-up rich kids in the band members' alma mater. mater, but with a quick, off-cuff, non-glorifying drug reference. According to Sotto, "Alapaap" and "Iskolar ng Bayan" glorified drug use, while "Laklak" promoted underage drinking.
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The appeal for the ban went nowhere, and arguably painted a picture of Sotto being out on a witch hunt against young rock bands of the present due to his conservative, old-fashioned leanings.
3rd Apr '16 7:49:06 AM 3rdStringPG
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* In 1995, Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto, also a famous comedian and once a singer in a rock band in the '60s, earned the ire of rock fans when he called for the ban of three songs -- "Alapaap" (Skies) by the Eraserheads, a song about being young, open-minded, and happy, "Laklak" (Drinking Booze) by the Teeth, a song of an adult drunk's booze-fueled journey from youth to present, and "Iskolar ng Bayan" (The Town Scholar) by Yano, about stuck-up rich kids in the band members' alma mater. The appeal for the ban went nowhere, and arguably painted a picture of Sotto being out on a witch hunt against young rock bands of the present due to his conservative, old-fashioned leanings.
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