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Censoring Commentary on War Crimes and Mass Starvation Is No Joke


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Censoring Commentary on War Crimes and Mass Starvation Is No Joke

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan

Netflix’s decision to censor an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s series, blocking access to it within Saudi Arabia, has implications that ripple far beyond the borders of the Saudi dictatorship. “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” is a comedy series produced by Netflix, featuring the young, Muslim-American comedian’s commentary on news and current affairs. Among the topics covered in the show’s first season this past fall were affirmative action, the corporate giant Amazon, oil, immigration enforcement and, in the episode released on Oct. 28, Saudi Arabia.


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Interesting, that in a topic such as this, you use (bleep).


#3

It’s a quote. Therefore the bleep would have been in the original. Would you have them alter that?


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Link to Youtube video of “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” as a point o9f reference.


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And here is the Youtube video of Netflix version that was banned in Saudi Arabia