Reply to post: Re: Freedom-hating assholes

US games company Blizzard kowtows to Beijing by banning gamer who dared to bring up Hong Kong

Suricou Raven

Re: Freedom-hating assholes

In international clout, Spain has a lot less influence. If Spain says "No more showing your matches on TV!" then... well, not much - it's not that huge a market, and the government of Spain has limited ability to enforce it as they have independent media. If the government of China says the same, they *can* enforce it, and the company loses access to a much larger, more lucrative market - plus China can make life harder for the company in other ways, including outright banning their games.

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