PewDiePie says he’s been banned in China

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Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is the world’s largest independent YouTube channel — but if you live in China, you can no longer enjoy the Swedish star’s content. Following a series of jokes referencing the Hong Kong protests, the PewDiePie channel now appears to be censored.

The YouTuber announced his blacklisting in a recent video, where he shows a screenshot of what happens if you search “PewDiePie” in China. Nothing comes up. This is likely due to China’s reliance on a massive surveillance and censorship program that is sometimes referred to as the “Great Fire Wall of China.”


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Kjellberg isn’t exactly surprised by this turn of events — recently, high profile musician DJ Zedd also got banned from China, allegedly for merely liking a South Park tweet. Kjellberg, meanwhile, featured a meme on his YouTube channel that jokingly referred to China as a “dumb bitch.” The YouTuber also spent

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