Censorship

News

Instagram Apologises for Blocking Caribbean Carnival Content

The popular platform says a "mistake" was made by hiding posts made by festival goers.
Sharine Taylor
7.31.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

The Chinese Version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Leaves out all LGBT References

Over four minutes of LGBT, HIV and drug-related content was omitted from China’s premiere of the film, in line with state censorship.
Edoardo Liotta
3.26.19
porn

The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse

We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.
Emma Garland
8.15.18
movies

It Took This Artist Three Years to Animate His Wild Chinese Gangster Movie

In Liu Jian's 'Have a Nice Day,' nobody has a nice day.
Beckett Mufson
2.7.18
Daily Mail

Is Virgin's Decision to Not Stock the 'Daily Mail' Really Censorship?

They've decided to stop selling the paper and people are crying foul.
Sam Wolfson
1.10.18
The 2017 Music Issue

That Time the Foo Fighters Got Censored on FM Radio Because of 9/11

Looking back at the soft, bizarre censorship in a post-9/11 world, including songs by Elton John, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.
Hanson O'Haver
11.8.17
tv

The Creator of 'Bojack Horseman' on Why Political Correctness Isn't Censorship

Actually, we talked to Raphael Bob-Waksberg about lots of stuff, including nostalgia, word-play, and not being sure how autobiographical he's being.
Patrick Marlborough
8.10.17
Media

Far-Right Outlet Crowdfunding to Build ‘Conservative YouTube’

Canada’s Rebel Media is asking for $302,000 to build the app.
Mack Lamoureux
8.7.17
Hermit Kingdom

North Korea's Elite Have Really Good Internet Access and Use It for Facebook and Porn

They're really into this multiplayer game called "War of Tanks."
Greg Walters
7.26.17
Travel

A Visit to Europe’s Last Dictatorship

Ex-Soviet Belarus only began accepting visa-free tourists this year. I had to explore one of the hardest-drinking, most WWII-nostalgic countries on Earth.
Dave Hazzan
7.25.17
press freedom day

For Press Freedom Day, Watch Trump Make Out with Giuliani in Drag

Give thanks for the First Amendment.
Harry Cheadle
5.2.17
Film

I Went to Extraordinary Lengths to Sidestep Britain's Film Censors

I contacted 356 UK councils over six months to try to screen one film without a BBFC rating.
Charlie Lyne
4.24.17
0108