Neowin News Feed for: Censor Neowin News Feed for: Censor en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 China resumes game approvals after freeze over addiction fears <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>China has resumed issuing licenses to game publishers after it spent the last nine months figuring out how to filter out extreme violence and how to limit games being too addictive for children. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 30 Dec 2018 10:42:01 +0000 EA responds to criticism regarding censoring words like 'lag' in Battlefield V beta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>There have been reports that the open beta for Battlefield V bans seemingly harmless words like &quot;DLC&quot;, &quot;Titanfall&quot;, and &quot;lag&quot; in its in-game chat. EA has now responded to the criticism surrounding it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 09 Sep 2018 05:20:01 +0000 Outlast 2 gets banned in Australia due to implied sexual violence <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Outlast 2 has been denied certification in Australia, due to scenes which imply sexual violence. As a result, the game will not see a release in the country unless it is censored and resubmitted. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:18:01 +0000 27 games get pulled from Steam in Germany, likely for being controversial <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an attempt to remove media which might be harmful for children, a government body in Germany has presumably removed 27 games from the Steam store, including the entire Postal series. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 31 May 2016 15:06:02 +0000 Russia threatens to block Google, Facebook, and Twitter if they don't turn over blogger data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Russia&#039;s ever expanding internet laws threaten to block Google, Facebook, and Twitter entirely if they fail to censor and deliver information on Russian content and bloggers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 24 May 2015 07:40:01 +0000 Turkey plans to pixelate Twitter posts that contain 'malicious content' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/304690134twitter.jpg" alt="" /></div>After discussing the issue with Twitter executives, the government of Turkey says it will begin to pixelate any Twitter posts that contain what they call &#039;malicious content&#039;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:50:38 +0000 Facebook could be banned in Russia over synthetic drug ads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1890457378facebook2_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A series of drug related ads could be the beginning of Facebook Russia&#039;s demise. Russia&#039;s media watchdog announced it would not hesitate to block the site if it can prove that the ads had been used. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Phi Ha) Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:23:14 +0000 Russia looking to censor Internet porn websites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/21436736r.jpg" alt="" /></div>The four political parties in Russia are developing a bill that, if passed, would give the country&#039;s government the power to create a blacklist of websites based on topics like porn and drug ads. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 04 Jul 2012 23:10:24 +0000 Facebook could leap the Great Firewall of China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook and now Time&rsquo;s Person of the Year 2010, wants to boldly go where few English-language social networks have gone before, China. According to the Guardian, Zuckerberg has been in meetings... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:12:41 +0000 Australian government to censor the internet by 2011 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1115542051ethernet_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Australian Federal Government has announced today it will introduce an amendment to the Broadcasting Services Act, which by 2011 will require all internet service providers in the country to implement and activate filtering technology.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 15 Dec 2009 23:00:01 +0000 Companies and Party Aides Censor Wikipedia <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Editing your own entry on Wikipedia is usually the province of vain celebrities keen for some good PR. But a new website has uncovered dozens of companies that have been editing the site in order... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 15 Aug 2007 13:40:29 +0000 Google Korea to censor pornographic search results <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google Korea plans to introduce an age-verification system to its search engine on September 1, by having users verify their age when searching for any of about 700 Korean words judged to be adult and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 17 May 2007 17:25:33 +0000 Microsoft Did Censor Critical Chinese Blog On Spaces <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Microsoft representative has responded to allegations surrounding the closure of a popular Chinese blog, confirming that the company did take the blog offline on New Years Eve. Hosted on MSN... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 05 Jan 2006 23:48:44 +0000