Daily Archives: February 14, 2008

Fahrenheit 451 – Not Fiction any longer

I figured this would happen eventually.

BEIJING, Feb 14 (Reuters) – China has added ghosts, monsters and other things that go bump in the night to its list of banned video and audio content in an intensified crackdown ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

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The new guidelines aim to “control and cleanse the negative effect these items have on society, and to prevent horror, violent, cruel publications from entering the market through official channels and to protect adolescents’ psychological health”.

It’s one thing with the porn crackdown — I get that. But Poe, Lovecraft, etc?