Pentagon Plans Crackdown On Films That Kowtow To China: Report

  • Hollywood executives are bracing for increased scrutiny over how their films are censored on behalf of the Chinese government, as the Department of Defense (DOD) prepares new regulations that would crack down on potential Chinese influence over U.S. media, Deadline reported Monday.
  • When the regulations are finalized, the DOD will be prohibited from funding or otherwise allowing the use of funds to support any “entertainment project” that either “has complied or is likely to comply” with a censorship request from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that promotes the interests of the CCP, according to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.
  • It is not uncommon for the U.S. government to collaborate with films and other projects centered on the military, such as the popular “Top Gun: Maverick,” according to Deadline.
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