Saturday, July 15, 2017

15 July 2017

If you tried to post a candle emoji on Chinese social media in the past couple of days, you probably got an error message like the one adorning Liu Xiaobo's face: "20021 content is illegal!" I love that they end that phrase with an exclamation point, to really drive home your, um, reckless use of emojis. Sina Weibo and other Chinese media routinely censor their users in a way that would make an American or European social media user howl. But that's just one of the many hazards of living in a country where one party controls the entire government. Thank god we don't live in a place like that! Oh, wait a second...

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