“It Ain’t Censorship if We Say it Ain’t”: Killing Games over Flags

In the news today:

1) Gay marriage ruled Constitutional by the US Supreme Court. #GamerGate members cheer, no one appears to be dissing it in any way.

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Press takes zero notice. No story here, apparently.

2) A dozen Civil War games are pulled from the Apple store for containing images of the Confederate flag. This is in direct response to the fact that Dylann Roof often posed with Confederate flags. Gamers then raise a fuss about moronic censorship.

Press immediately leap to the conclusion that #GamerGate is defending the Confederate flag “under the guise of opposing censorship”, also proceed to declare that removing Civil War games for containing images of the Confederate flag “isn’t really censorship”.

I’d like to know if the SF/F community thinks this is, or isn’t, censorship.

And if not, how do they feel about the idea of Turtledove novels being yanked off the shelves for the same reason?

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