Here's a list of companies taking the knee to Chinese censorship

It's not just Blizzard... there is a MASSIVE list of companies bowing to Chinese pressure.

Published Thu, Oct 10 2019 8:19 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

I'm sure by now you've heard about the massive issues going on in China, which have been going on for a very, very long time now - but we're at a point where it's hard to ignore, even for gamers.

Here's a list of companies taking the knee to Chinese censorship |

Activision Blizzard is in the crosshairs of Chinese censorship, with the Overwatch, Diablo, and World of Warcraft creator bowing to Chinese pressure. Activision Blizzard recently suspended one of its pro Hearthstone players after the player support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

But the list is growing, wtih Apple taking a knee to Chinese censorship and even the likes of American Airlines, Gap, Mercedes-Benz, Ray-Ban, Nike, TikTok, and many others pressured by the country and its strict stance on criticism. Mashable has compiled a big list of these companies that include (so far, as I'm sure there are more):

  • Activision Blizzard
  • American Airlines
  • Apple
  • Audi
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Coach
  • Disney/ESPN
  • Delta Airlines
  • Gap
  • Marriott International
  • Medtronic
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Muji
  • NBA
  • Nike
  • Ray-Ban
  • Swarovski
  • Tiffany & Co
  • TikTok
  • Vans
  • Versace
  • Viacom/Paramount Pictures
  • Zara
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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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