Sony Interactive Entertainment is okay with you being disruptive in the United States by supporting an organization whose goal is to disrupt its system and replace it with something a bit more Marxist. But in Hong Kong, if you like to play on your PlayStation, you better not do anything that might embarrass or disrupt the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
According to the blog “Remarks from Beijing and Friends,” Hong Kong PlayStation users are now required to follow a list of despotic rules that warn against speaking out or doing anything that would embarrass or disrupt the PRC.
The rules are as follows:
You may not use your Account or use PSN in any way to create, reproduce, publish or disseminate any information which:
opposes the basic principles in the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”);
endangers the security of the PRC, divulges PRC State secrets, or jeopardizes the sovereignty and unification of the PRC;
damages the honor and interests of the PRC;
violates PRC policies on religion, or propagates heresies or superstition;
disseminates rumors, disrupts social order, or undermines social stability;
disseminates obscenity, pornography, gambling, violence, or instigates others to commit crimes;
is prohibited by PRC laws, administrative regulations and other provisions.
The Hong Kong protests have been a widely-publicized fight between those who wish to keep Hong Kong free of Chinese rule and the PRC. China began buckling down on Hong Kong, making its citizens subject to Chinese jurisdiction, terrorizing citizens, and bodily removing politicians who oppose the Communist rule.
Sony warned that, unless required by law, there’s no expectation to record players during their gameplay sessions, but that they reserve the right to do so, and can do so without warning — simply signing up for the PlayStation Network is the same as giving consent to be recorded:
Unless otherwise required by applicable law, there is no requirement or expectation that SIE Inc. will monitor or record any online activity on PSN, including communications. However, SIE Inc. reserves the right to monitor and record any online activity on PSN, and you give SIE Inc. your express consent to record all of your activities on PSN.
SIE Inc. reserves the right to remove any content from anywhere on PSN at SIE Inc.’s sole discretion without notice. SIE Inc. has no liability for any violation of this Agreement by you or your children on the associated Accounts, or by any other player. You agree to indemnify SIE Inc. against any claims or demands made against SIE Inc. in connection with any violation by you or your children on the associated Accounts of this Agreement, and agree to hold SIE Inc. harmless against any claim or demand that you may have as a result of or in connection with the violation of this Agreement by any other player.
Interestingly enough, Sony is still in the business of disruption. The Japanese company allowed the release of a Black Lives Matter theme for your PlayStation’s home screen. The Black Lives Matter organization has been exposed as having been created by trained Marxists, who push the plan of disrupting the American system and replacing it.
The theme sports the yellow and black colors used by the organization and displays the raised fist symbol often used in Communist propaganda before it was adopted by Black Lives Matter.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 19, 2020
It would appear the Communists want no further trouble from Hong Kong freedom fighters, but if it brings about Communism in the United States, they’ll do whatever it takes to bring it around. Including infiltrating your gaming world, and Sony is here to help them.