US politicians chastise Activision-Blizzard for its handling of the Hong Kong fiasco

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If Blizzard thought its Hong Kong liberation fiasco couldn’t possibly get worse than international headlines, a wide-ranging boycott, Riot Games’ public pity, and a pile of canceled events, it was sorely mistaken. A bipartisan list of US senators and congressional representatives, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Marco Rubio, have now signed their names to a letter to Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, criticizing the company for its handling of a Hong Kong Hearthstone pro esports player who spoke out about Hong Kong during a post-match interview on one of Blizzard’s streams.

The group argues that the incident is part of a surge in China pressuring US companies into suppressing speech and urges Kotick to reconsider Blizzard’s decision.

Source: Wyden via Rod Breslau. Thanks, Pepperzine.
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