Wednesday, 9 October 2019

One of America’s biggest gaming companies is acting as China’s censor

quote [ Activision Blizzard punished a pro player for speaking out on behalf of Hong Kong. This should be unacceptable. ]

So face your fears, and clear your ears, come everyone that’s jeering here, rise up and do what you must do
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[by ScoobySnacks@8:54amGMT]

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conception said @ 6:10pm GMT on 9th Oct [Score:2 Good]
https://www.reddit.com/r/HongKong/comments/dfdqf8/if_we_are_gonna_do_it_we_are_gonna_do_it_big_mei/

As a response looks like Protesters are taking on Mei from Overwatch as their icon of choice so it gets banned from China ala Poohbear
TimmoW said @ 12:13pm GMT on 9th Oct
My social circle already uninstalled all blizzard games. This is monumental bullshit
mechavolt said @ 3:56pm GMT on 9th Oct
It's completely legitimate for Blizzard to enforce their own Terms of Service and self-censor to pursue profits in China.

It's also completely legitimate for consumers to call them out on their bullshit.

Personally, I love that people are coopting established Blizzard characters (like Mei, who is Chinese) as supporters of Hong Kong.
satanspenis666 said @ 2:04am GMT on 10th Oct
As a publicly listed company, Activision Blizzard should be thinking about Environmental, Social, and Governance.
eggboy said[1] @ 9:54pm GMT on 10th Oct
SnappyNipples said @ 9:57pm GMT on 10th Oct
Yep, flushed my blizzard account, China should not be allowed to play with other countries while they operate like this. I will have nothing to do with any company that sucks on China's teet like this and defends that country as it feigns indignation while being called out as their totalitarian regime grinds their people into paste and resalable organs all in the name of the "People". Now to find me a HK t-shirt with Mei on it.
eggboy said @ 10:10pm GMT on 10th Oct
https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/dfuqwp/comment/f361ofo?sort=confidence

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