Note: The rubber duck meme was temporarily removed by Chinese censors after it first appeared online in 2013, but was viewable the following year. Even the most subversive memes, it turns out, have limited shelf life.

It’s safe to say that this was the first time the term “Big Yellow

Source:: The Lowdown

How Chinese Duck Memes Circumvented Censorship on Anniversary of Tiananmen Square 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

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