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Netflix in a world full of censors

The streaming giant is having to navigate different political and moral landscapes, and calls for government regulation, as it seeks subscribers worldwide, writes Alex Marshall

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Alex Marshall | NYT 

In September, Netflix released a trailer for the Breaking Bad sequel El Camino. In it, a character sits in a car, lights a cigarette and holds it out the window, its orange tip glowing. The next day, Netflix Turkey released its own version. In it, the character sparks a lighter and puts his hand out of the window. But there’s a difference: The cigarette has been edited out. It wasn’t the first time Netflix had censored one of its trailers here. In January, the streaming giant edited one for Sex Education, a series about a teenage sex therapist, to blur a character’s ...

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First Published: Fri, November 01 2019. 21:54 IST
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