The Daily Populous

Thursday October 10th, 2019 day edition

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was a milestone episode for Trey Parker and Matt Stone as it marked the 300th installment of their Comedy Central series.

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the South Park episode "SHOTS!!!"].

Trey Parker and Matt Stone made it clear how they feel about South Park being banned in China: "Fuck the Chinese government!".

The Chinese government reacted by banning the show and scrubbing all mentions off its internet. »

Blizzard Employees Staged a Walkout to Protest Banned Pro-Hong Kong Gamer

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“The action Blizzard took against the player was pretty appalling but not surprising,” a longtime Blizzard employee told The Daily Beast.

“Blizzard makes a lot of money in China, but now the company is in this awkward position where we can’t abide by our values.”.

One of the employees who spoke to The Daily Beast felt that the protest signaled a new era for Blizzard. »

Apple removes police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests from its app store

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Apple rejected the crowdsourcing app,, earlier this month but then reversed course last week, allowing the app to appear on its App Store.

Apple said in a statement that “many concerned customers in Hong Kong” contacted the company about the mapping app.

Apple said it immediately began investigating the app’s use and found it “has been used in ways that endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong.”. »

Protestors are trying to get Overwatch banned in China, using memes of popular hero Mei

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Gamers are calling for a boycott of Blizzard games — and now, some are turning Overwatch hero Mei into a symbol of the Hong Kong resistance.

The post has been upvoted more than 12,000 times, and has more than 300 comments, plenty of which are images of Mei supporting Hong Kong.

It would be SUCH A SHAME if Mei became a symbol of Hong Kong democracy and got #Overwatch banned in China like Pooh did. »

Blizzard's Hong Kong Screw-Up Is Officially an International Incident

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It’s possible that if Activision Blizzard hadn’t taken action against Blitzchung, China would have taken action against Activision Blizzard.

This is about more than just Hong Kong,” redditor u/bye_bitches said in a post on /r/hearthstone.

Finding videos of what’s going on in Hong Kong is easy and I suggest everyone do so. »