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Netflix was Forced to Remove 9 Films and TV Shows on Government Demand

By Bill Toulas / February 8, 2020

As detailed in Netflix’s 2019 Environmental Social Governance report, the popular streaming platform isn’t free of discrimination. Governments from around the globe are asking Netflix to remove content that they see as inappropriate for their country’s audience, and the service doesn’t have a lot of moving margin to reject these demands. To comply with these special takedown requests, Netflix has removed a total of nine TV shows and films from 2015 until now. The following list shows what has been removed and as a result of whose action.

However, they also point out that several unsubstantiated requests have been rejected by Netflix, which considered them attempts of blatant and unfair censorship. Protecting content creators is important for the whole community, so Netflix is asking the governments to back their takedown demands with legal documents that are approved by the associated bodies in the country. In any other case, the requests are considered invalid and get rejected.



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