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China bans the Back Dorm boys?

China bans the Back Dorm boys?

Way way back in the early days of YouTube, when viral videos were a cool neat thing, the Back Dorm Boys made a name for themselves by miming outrageously to Backstreet Boys tracks. Like this:

Unfortunately, it seems this may no longer happen. China has blacklisted 100 songs, including – you guessed it – the above track, which was released over a decade ago. Bad timing, Chinese censors…

Nike asks Chinese government to track down blogger

Nike asks Chinese government to track down blogger

From the hypocrisy and you-couldn’t-make-it-up department: Nike have enlisted the help of the Chinese government to track down a blogger who made anti-Nike comments.

So freedom of speech? Human rights? Naaa, who needs it when companies use Communist-era government controls to stifle people’s thoughts?

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