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PEPPA PIG WINS STREET CRED, ATTRACTS CENSORS IN CHINA

A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China’s censors as fans use her porcine likeness in rap videos and “gangster” tattoos.

The bright pink swine’s subversive alter-ego has made her a viral hit but also an apparent target of government workers who police the internet.

Videos with the hashtag #PeppaPig could not be searched this week on Douyin, a popular video app. The catchphrase, “Get a tattoo of PeppaRegulators have been ratcheting up control over Chinese blogs and apps in recent months. A controversial cybersecurity law was introduced last June as part of President Xi Jinping’s efforts to tighten control over what China’s public can see and say online while still trying to reap the economic benefits of internet use.

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