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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 09:07 AM

(NBC News) Apple & (N.Y.T.) South Park vs. China

Apple pulls police-tracking app used by Hong Kong protesters after consulting authorities
The decision plunges Apple into the increasingly fraught political tension between China and protesters in Hong Kong.

Oct. 10, 2019, 3:16 AM MDT
By Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG — Apple Inc has removed an app that helped Hong Kong protesters track police movements, saying it was used to ambush law enforcement — a move that follows sharp criticism of the U.S. tech giant by a Chinese state newspaper for allowing the software.

The decision to bar the HKmap.live app, which crowdsources the locations of both police and protesters, from its app store plunges Apple into the increasingly fraught political tension between China and the protesters that has also ensnared other U.S. and Hong Kong businesses.

Apple had only just last week approved the app after rejecting it earlier this month. The Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper on Tuesday called the app "poisonous" and decried what it said was Apple's complicity in helping the Hong Kong protesters.

The freedom of ‘South Park’
China eradicated video and discussion of “South Park” from the country’s major platforms this week, after an episode of the cartoon took aim at Beijing’s censorship.

A show known for raunchy satire and the delight it takes in offending large groups of people has had such scuffles before.

Source: New York Times "Morning Briefing."

Somehow, due to most content, I doubt that the cartoon South Park lost many viewers in China

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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:10 AM

1. Perhaps I should have served this O.P. on the good china.

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